Let’s listen and reflect on five Door County stories. In each story, landscape and memory are intertwined and often historical events drive the plots. We’ll lift up the voices of fisherman Anton Amundson, Ephraimite Emma Trueblood, Horseshoe Island’s Alma Folda, the talented and testy Bill Beckstrom, and two women who sold “London Fog” here in the 1960s. What do their experiences reveal about our beloved Door Peninsula? And what do our reactions tell us about ourselves?
Kathleen Harris is the author of From the Lookout: Peninsula State Park’s Summer Camp for Girls (2020, Wisconsin Historical Society Press). After twenty-five years as Peninsula’s naturalist, she now works as an educator at the Ephraim Historical Foundation