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This Rare Footage In The 1930s Shows Wisconsin Like You’ve Never Seen Before

When you’re in the moment, it seems like things haven’t changed a bit. But when we look back into the past, we can see that a whole lot is different. One of the best ways to see the change in time is to look at old movies. Not a lot exist because there were no iPhones to capture every single moment. So the movies that do exist are rare and super valuable. We found a complete gem to share with you today.

Picture Krakow, Wisconsin in the late 1930s. Krakow is in Shawano County. Now a town with just 300ish people, it was once bustling with business. This short film was made to showcase local businesses, so you really get a feel for what these places were like. The film was shown before free movies at the Cheese Factory. It is truly amazing to see the old businesses (and the prices!) and the customers. Just watch!

Isn’t this incredible? Do you remember this video? Do you remember any of these businesses?

Laura
The Midwest is the best.