The annual Tribute to Veterans will take place at the Oulu Heritage Center at 71055 Muskeg Road on Memorial Day, May 25 at 1:00 PM.
This year is also the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. A brief program will honor our veterans.
The Veterans tribute will be followed by a power point presentation by Steven Fortney about his new book The Cabin at 2:00 PM.
Author Steven Fortney and illustrator Richard Fendrick will talk about their adventures in Oulu Township after purchasing a farm in 1969 and building a cabin on the property. They will recount many interesting and happy memories that their families experienced during the last 45 years when coming from Stoughton, Wisconsin to Oulu and interacting with the Finns in the community.
Following the power pont presentation they will sign books that will be for sale at the Center.
A copy of a picture of the Carl Anderson sawmill showing the engine, saw and or planer.
It was located in Oulu at the NW corner of the junction of the Hoover Line and Rankinson School Road. (Hwy B now)
After 1944 this sawmill was operated by Jacob Seaman.
Contact Arnold Johnson
Oulu Chapter of the Bayfield County Historical Society
We would like to welcome everyone interested in our community to browse through the pages of the Oulu, Wisconsin website.
Browse the Historical Society pages, search for information about Oulu families past and present, start or join a discussion on the Message Board or search for information about current township demographics, happenings, places of interest and more!
We hope that over time, OuluWis.us will become a useful tool for current residents as well as anyone interested in their roots and this special community we call Oulu!
I bet a lot of you folks reading this have memories of the old days growing up in Oulu and the surrounding area.
Going to school at one of the old schools or at Oulu Elementary. To Gitchee Gumee 4-H club meetings. Church doings, weddings, funerals. Going to the Oulu Branch, or Lehtos Store/Purnells/Harrys Corner for groceries. Haymaking in the summer. Shoveling manure in the winter.
How about the Juhannus Juhlat of past years? Oulu BlueJays baseball games? A lot of stuff comes to mind..
Contributing Reporters can write news articles or submit short stories for publication on the "Old Days" pages. Click here for more info.
Or if you prefer, you can ask a question or start a new discussion on the "Message Board".
Things sure have changed in Oulu over my lifetime. A lot of new families have moved in. A lot of young folks have moved out. But it seems no matter how long you have lived here, or how long you have been away, there is some strange, almost spiritual connection we all have with this place.
So come back to OuluWis.us often to share some "Kahvia ja Pulla" with the rest of us.