Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Carol Cartwright, Whitewater Historical Society

Stories of Whitewater affected by history

From prehistoric people to modern college students, humans have had varying effects on Whitewater’s history and their stories tell us how we developed into present-day Whitewater. For over 10,000...

From left, Scott Wild inquires about Bobby Landsee’s collection of salt cellars, which were used in the Victorian era because salt was not yet shakeable from salt shakers. Landsee said she has over 1,000 salt cellars that she’s collected over the years.

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2018

Bobby Landsee sat behind a maroon-draped table in the Cravath Lakefront Community Center on Saturday with almost 100 salt cellars resting on the table in front of her. The salt cellars – miniature...

A construction crew member works to take down the former Olsen Funeral Home on Oct. 19, one day after two trees that inspired a student-made petition were cut down. A bur oak still stands behind the house. Once fully demolished, Campus Edge Apartments will be built on the property in its place. Photo Kimberly Wethal

New development to replace historic trees and home

October 20, 2015

Online petition creates buzz over tree removal By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 20, 2015 Two maple trees that garnered a lot of attention this past week were taken down in the middle of the night last Saturday,...

Professor gives speech on local effigy mounds

September 30, 2015

Historic Whitewater landmark discussed on Sept. 27 By Sidney Birkett Staff Writer Sept. 30, 2015 Whitewater is rich in history of Native Americans, in particular the tribes that formed the burial sites...

Whitewater Historical Society celebrates train depot

September 26, 2012

  The Whitewater Historical Society will hold an event at 7 p.m. tonight to celebrate the Whitewater Train Depot building’s recent listing on the State Register of Historic Places. The depot...

Whitewater Historical Society to restore train depot

November 29, 2011
The 121-year-old Whitewater train depot is awaiting renovations in the spring to help revive the original condition of the building.
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