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Windows to the Past. Christmas displays at department stores fascinated generations of families. You can still see some of H.C. Prange’s originals in Green Bay and Sheboygan.

It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Ravioli. This Brookfield family’s homemade pasta pockets are filled with happy memories.

The Gift of Time and Love. Dad’s keen interest in a watch led to his sons learning the lessons of giving at Christmastime.

Her Ornaments Tell a Story. A Fond du Lac artist works in the round, painting scenes from a beloved park onto glass.

A Sweet Holiday in Store. The Scandinavian settlement of Levis is all but gone, but the merchants who served it are remembered.

Here Comes Our Next Treasure Hunt! Our newest prize, built in Wisconsin, may be the best one we’ve offered yet.

Pee Wee King Waltzed into Fame. Frank Kuczynski, a Polish kid from Wisconsin, co-wrote “the most popular country song of all time”.

Turning German in Wisconsin. As repositories of Teutonic culture, Turner clubs blossomed in many cities at statehood.
The Lionel Line was a mighty good road, but waiting for the train took a carload of patience for a 4-year-old.

Leaving Santa Behind. More than 20 years later, the gifts given by Santa Bill continue to touch the hearts of children.

Help Choose Our Grand Prize Winner in the final round of judging for our Reader Photo Contest.

Here Comes Our Next Treasure Hunt! Our newest prize, built in Wisconsin, may be the best one we’ve offered yet.

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Inside Every Issue…

On the Wild Side—by Tom Davis

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

Wisconsin-themed Crossword

What's Cookin' in Wisconsin

Window on Wisconsin—reader submissions

Wiscon-Scenes—professional photography

The Big Picture—fold-out panorama

Treasure Hunt—You'll Treasure This Trailer

Where's the W? Contest

Short Memories

Vintage Views

About the Cover: Holiday warmth glows from this cozy farmhouse at Marxille in Dane County. Settled in the late 1800s, the town is believed to be named for German immigrant Johann Marx, a prominent landowner, who showed up at a settlers’ feast with a barrel of beer—and the name was decided. Photo by Ken Dequaine, of Waupaca.