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Volume One

Volume One of our series is a compilation of oral history presentations given at monthly Historical Society meetings. These presentations were made by descendants of some of the original families who settled in the area and focused on their family history and the reasons they settled in the township of Jacksonport.

Book price: US $22.50 including shipping

DVD of individual family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping

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Volume Two

The second book published by the Jacksonport Historical Society in 1999 is entitled Jacksonport Through The Generations – Schools and Teachers, Volume Two. This book is illustrated and includes the history of the four school districts in Jacksonport


Book price: US $27.50 including shipping

DVD of individual school presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping
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Volume Three

Volume Three was released in the fall of 2000. The family stories in this volume were given as oral presentations at Jacksonport Historical Society meetings in 1997–1999 by family members.

Book price: US $22.50 including shipping

DVD of individual family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping
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Volume Four

Our most recent book, Volume Four, was released just before Christmas 2001. Once again the descendants of the early settlers in Jacksonport have diligently researched, presented and now written of the trials and tribulations of the ancestors.

Book price: US $22.50 including shipping

DVD of individual family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping
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Volume Five

The year 2004 has been productive for the Jacksonport Historical Society, as they have once again had volunteers who contributed in the publication of their fifth book, Jacksonport Through The Generations, Volume Five.

In Volume Five of our Jacksonport History you will have the opportunity to learn more about those who came to this area to settle and raise their families.

 

Book price: US $22.50 including shipping

DVD of individual family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping
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Volume Six

The Jacksonport Historical Society has just published their sixth book of Jacksonport Through the Generations, and it is now available to purchase.

 

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DVD of individual family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping

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Volume Seven

The Jacksonport Historical Society has just released volume seven of Jacksonport Through the Generations.  Another book dedicated to preserving the history of Jacksonport families with memories, anecdotes and photos.

 

Book price: US $27.50 including shipping

DVD of individual family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping

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Volume Eight

Piecing Together the Butler Puzzle is volume 8 in the “Jacksonport Through the Generations” series.  The family pioneers, James and Maria Gallagher Butler, were both born in Ireland but met and married in Canada.  They immigrated to Door County in the 1870s.

Book price: US $27.50 including shipping

DVD of family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping

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Volume Nine   

In the Woods: Stories from Lakeshore Road focuses on families who have resided on this .85 mile stretch since individual lots were first purchased in the 1920s.  Stories are grouped thematically in ten chapters that range from the difficulties of coping with primitive cabins in the early years to the professions and avocations of those who now live on the road or did so in the past.  The book includes numerous black and white photos, two colored ones of current residents, a fold-out map of the road with fire numbers, and an index of proper names.  The author, Phyllis Zatlin, is daughter of two of the original lot owners.

Book price: US $27.50 including shipping (A limited number of big print copies are also available.)

DVD of family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping

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Fred Erskine - Jacksonport's Photographer

The Jacksonport Historical Society has created a new book featuring the photos of Fred Erskine.  Fred photographed people and scenes in Jacksonport from 1910 through the 1980's, and those images have been compiled, along with memories from his daughter Marie (Erskine) Hein, into this book.  Fred Erskine - Jacksonport's Photographer is a hardcover coffee-table book and features nearly 100 of Fred's photos.

 

If you'd like to save the cost of shipping and handling, books may be picked up at 4768 Hwy. 57, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.  Please call ahead: 920-743-6415.

Special price offer of $50.00 plus $10 shipping and handling per book  

 

Remembering the Great War:  Letters From the Front

Brothers Charles and Frank Butler, who were born in Jacksonport,and brothers Joe and Frank Zatlin, who were long-time Jacksonport property owners, were soldiers at the European front during World War I.  Their letters to family at home were saved by Ellen Butler Zatlin, who united the two families through her marriage to Frank Zatlin in 1921.  The letters were not discovered until the summer of 2013; they had been stored in a cottage attic on Lakeshore Road.  Following her careful reading of the yellowed and tattered letters, Phyllis Zatlin has woven together the stories told by her father Frank Zatlin and her uncles.

Book price: US $12:50 including shipping

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Volume Ten

Although each of the stories in this volume are unique, they contain many recurring themes.  Our authors are descendants of immigrants from various European countries, including Bohemia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden.  No matter the country of origin, their family histories repeatedly tell of hardships and heartbreaks, but also of good times and joyous memories.  Women faced the risk of death in childbirth.  Men went off to war.  But our authors and family members blend tales with recollections of social gatherings and the fun they could have, whether summer or winter.  They also recall educational experiences, as students and teachers, with affection.

Book price: US $27:50 including shipping

(A limited number of big print copies are also available at $32.50 including shipping.)

DVD of family presentation price: US $22.25 including shipping

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