Western Racine County pioneer families began staking their claims in the Waterford area in the fall of 1836. The early years of settlement are documented here by a collection of historical artifacts digitized from a variety of formats including books, manuscripts, high school yearbooks. photographs, maps and newspapers.
This collection is a collaboration of many Waterford area agencies including Waterford Public Library, the Village of Waterford, Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, Waterford Union High School, and the personal collections of many of the descendants of pioneer families.
The Waterford Area Local History Collection is collaborative project completed by the UWDCC and the Waterford Public Library.
The Waterford Area Local History Collection was funded, in part, through through grants from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in 2006 and 2008. These grants provide financial support for public libraries to digitize and make available online, their local library resources. For more information about LSTA grants in Wisconsin, contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Division for Libraries and Technology or visit the LSTA grant Web site at https://dpi.wi.gov/pld/lsta.
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