Blogging with Benefits

Last week I was recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for solving a history mystery – that is, successfully researching the true date of the Plankinton statue. While my primary purpose for this blog was to practice using technology to collect and manage historical research, the added benefit is finding others who share an interest in this subject. Not that there are many. Three to be exact. And the curiosity of two of those three led to an interview and this story in the state’s largest newspaper.

Statue’s history put to rights by sleuthing

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About RPJHistories

Graduate Student UW Milwaukee, studying Public History. Background in computer science, non-profit management, politics. Interested in Midwest history and using digital tools to produce and share historical information.
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4 Responses to Blogging with Benefits

  1. Patricia DeFrain says:

    I am trying to locate a book mentioned in this article:
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19750505&id=uwQqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YykEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7273,2615088
    “It was really a palace” Milwaukee Journal May 5, 1975 It contains the statement “Some amazing Plankinton family keepsakes are stored in the vaults of the family trust [including the book] Interior of the Residence of John Plankinton, Milwaukee. Any idea who I could ask about this book? The trust was dissolved in 1994 and replaced by Plankinton LLC which is delinquent in giving an annual report to the state of Wisconsin.

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