Found in the wall!

A discovery found in the Yana home, during a 1995 remodeling project.

Found in the walls
The Yana's home, was built circa 1910 by the Church brothers who owned a mercantile on Main St. in Oshkosh. They used the home as a summer get-away / hunting lodge and it was often referred to as “Locust Lodge” because of the many locust trees surrounding it.

The removal of insulation exposed this picture, which had been hanging between wall studs on the second floor. It dates back to about 1900. No one is sure why it was hanging there!

The Butte des Morts Historical Preservation Society was started in 2014 by Joe and Patti Yana from Butte des Morts, and Randy Domer from Oshkosh.

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate materials and information relating to the rich history of Butte des Morts, Wisconsin, which began in 1818 as a fur trading post founded by Augustin Grignon.

Butte des Morts Historical Preservation Society

Board Members

Joe Yana, President
Deb Daubert, Vice President
Patti Yana, Secretary/Treasurer
Randy Domer
Janet Eiler
George Kontos
Tom Kontos
Amanda Wilson
Vicki Wilson

P.O. Box 332
     Butte des Morts, WI 54927

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