A Look at the Great Depression in Eau Claire, WI According to Louise Schlegelmilch
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The city of Eau Claire, like many other cities in Wisconsin, was greatly impacted by the Great Depression. Despite this, not much has been written about the history of city during this time. The goal of this paper is to represent Eau Claire's Great Depression history through the eyes of one of the community's well known members, Louise Schlegelmilch and her family. Although she did not marry herself she remained close with her sister's children. Through Louise's experience Eau Claire's history will be told as well as how one family bonded together and survived the Great Depression.
Eau Claire (Wis.)--History--20th century