Tuesday, May 09, 2006

History Mystery and Local Legend

You'll have to check out the Madison Central High School history blog to find out what I've been up to lately. I just posted a two-part feature on Rose Lynch (Class of 1944) there. It includes a transcription of a newspaper article about Rose's flying lessons and a post about how I became interested in following up this story about the aspiring aviatrix.

The second post contains some links to information about legendary Wisconsin State Journal police reporter June Dieckmann. I hope you'll take the time to click through and read more about June. No one has written a biography of this remarkable reporter, or made her the subject of a feature film, but WSJ reporter Marv Balousek did write a novel -- "Honey, This is Trudy" -- featuring a heroine based on Dieckmann.

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