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Goal:  To document the early history of Laona, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area through a community scrapbook project.  Most histories are told through the perspective of the individual telling the history.  By using a community scrapbook format, we can look back in time and view the early days in Laona through the perspective of the various individuals and families that lived that history.  Hopefully, you will find the site both interesting and informative.  

Use Policy:  This site is owned and managed by John C. Irish and is designed solely for the personal use of those individuals using this site.  Please feel free to request an email jpeg copy of images from this web site for your personal use.  In most cases copies will be higher quality than those displayed on the web site and will not have the LaonaHistory.Com watermark on the image.  

                        Any other use of the materials on this site without written permission is strictly prohibited.

How to Contribute: The overall success of this web site is dependent upon community participation.  
You can help in the following ways:

1.   Provide copies of photographs that show people, places and events that help document life
    in the Laona area prior to 1950.  A six to eight mile radius of Laona is used as a general definition
    of the “Laona area”.  It is best if scanned materials are sent in a j-peg format.

2.   If you spot something on this site that you feel is not accurate, or if you are able to identify a
     location, date, or individual that is not currently identified, please contact me.

3.   Share this web site with others who you think would be interested in viewing the content or 
     potentially be willing to contribute information. 

4.   If your family was a ‘Pioneer Family”, one that moved to the Laona area prior to 1920 and 
     has had a presence there for over 60 years, consider submitting a brief family bio to be posted
     on the Pioneer Families Page.

5.   Your comments and suggestions regarding this site are always welcome.

Photographs:  Photos and other materials are credited to the individual or family that donated the item, or the source it was taken from.  It is understood that in a small rural community, there are often duplicate copies of the same photo in the possession of several individuals.  Quite often, it is impossible to determine the true origin of most photographs.   

Site Content: The photos and information posted on this site are intended to document the early history of Laona, Wisconsin.  Much of the content of this site is contributed by a variety of individuals who have provided names and dates for the donated materials.  While materials are reviewed in an attempt to check the accuracy of the information posted, errors may exist.   

Unless there is significant public value, and the information is common knowledge and accurately documented, every effort will be made to avoid materials that are negative in nature and directed towards a specific individual or family.

General information relating to Forest County or the State of Wisconsin may also be included, if that information has a connection to Laona and the surrounding area.

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