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SLINGER

COMMUNITY

HISTORY AND CULTURE

150 years of Slinger

1869-2019

During the 2018-2019 school year, Slinger High School Social Studies students conducted research using Slinger HS annuals, newspapers, books, letters, photos, surveys,and interviews to get a sense of the history and culture in the village of Slinger, Wisconsin (past and present).  The data was used to help students get a better sense of the village of Slinger's 150 years (1869-2019) and the events celebrating it in the village in 2019

This website captures part of the research. While somewhat comprehensive, there are many subjects not represented. 

In addition, please go to www.slingerhistoryculture.com for more history and culture from class projects prior to 2018-2019 about the Slinger area including information on fire fighting, music, racing, skiing, recreation, schools, manufacturing, agriculture, and more. 

 

For specific information on water, transportation, construction and trades, and working lives in the Slinger area, go to www.slingerareaworkwt.com

1950s Photo (above): Washington County Historical Society (042, 036) 

2019 Photo (left): Nate Grimm

 

150 years of Slinger

Race Track

History

This 2014 video short, created by Slinger grad, Eric Kuhn, the great-great grandson of the original race track owner, shows Slinger race track history

For more local racing history and culture, click here

RaCING, MEntoring, Trades, Working LIVES

This 2017-2018 video short shows some of the work done behind the scenes getting the Slinger Super Speedway racetrack and cars ready for racers and fans

For more local racing history and culture, click here

Little Switzerland Ski Hill

This 2018-2019 video short shows the many layers of community and teamwork at Little Switzerland Ski Hill

For more local skiing and snowboarding history and culture, click here

How SKI HILL Got Name

Director of Group Sales, Jen Gilmore, briefly discusses how Little Switzerland got its name in the video clip above from a sociology class site visit in 2019.

 

For more local skiing and snowboarding history and culture, click here

Working Lives: Assistant Mountain Manager 

Slinger alum and assistant mountain manager, Christian Brandt, discusses his work at Little Switzerland in this 2019 video cip.

Cemeterians

A Slinger sociology student discusses what he learned working with the Cemeterians in 2018 in this 2019 video short.

For more on Cemeterians, click here.

Slinger fire department

This 2019 video short produced as part of 150th anniversary of Slinger research includes a focus on how the Slinger Fire Department passes down cultural legacy in their history wing. For more SFD, click here.

State football

Former head football coach, Fred Spaeth, discusses the 1998 State Championship in football.  Click here for video of state game. 

 

Click here for more audio from Spaeth about community feel in 1998.  More info. on sports page here. 

Storck Brewery 

Students and teachers learn about the history of the Storck Brewery from retired judge John Storck in this video created during the 2018-2019 school year.  In addition to his Storck lineage, John is also related to the Feutz and Thiels from Slinger.

Downtown businesses

Slinger alum, Jacob Storr's 2015 video above about Downtown Slinger Business Memories (featuring Gundrum's, Risse's, and Kachelmeier's)

music

2015 Slinger HS Marching Band Homecoming Performance

For more Slinger area music history and culture, click here.

EH Wolf: Building Social Capital

In this 2017-2018 video short, E.H. Wolf and Sons workers explain to sociology students how they've built social capital (past to present) in the fuel and lubricant delivery industry.

Click here for more on EH. Wolf and Sons.  Click here for a story about fuel delivery changes over time.

Roads and rails

This 2017 video short gives a snapshot of the value roads and rails have played in the development of the Slinger area through the eyes of a village public works engineer, a village police chief, a district school superintendent, a district social studies teacher, a local lake author, and a local former railroad employee

More transportation, here.

School construction 

The 2017-2018 video short above highlights angles of the Slinger HS 2016-2018 renovation project from several of the workers for companies involved in the work including J.H. HassingerMiron Construction Company, Inc,and Bray Architects.

More Local Construction here. History of Slinger School Construction, here.

Kettle moraine playhouse

In this 2019 video short, a Slinger sociology student discusses part of what she learned about the Kettle Moraine Playhouse building history as well as the many ways the theater group builds
community.

More KMP info, here. 

german history

Slinger High School's German Studies classes are strong. In this 2019 video clip, a student reveals the value of interdisciplinary education between German and History classes particulary as the students studied 150th anniversary of Slinger during the 2018-2019 school year. 

More German history here.

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