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The items on this page can be purchased from the Hales Corners Historical Society. Click on the image to enlarge. Please print out and complete the order form below, and send with payment to the address on the form.
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Hales Corners Wisconsin, a History of the Village Since 1837

Hales Corners Wisconsin, a History of the Village Since 1837

Price: $25
$20 for Current Members

A publication of the Hales Corners Historical Society, January 2015. 340 pages, soft cover, with over 475 photos, illustrations and maps. Learn about the entertaining history of Hales Corners from its frontier roots in 1837 to the community it is today. The book also is available at the Hales Corners Library, 5885 S. 116th Street.

Mail orders: the shipping charge for mail orders is $6.00 per book.

W. BEN HUNT from Whittlin' Jim to Lone Eagle by Alan J. Strekow and Robert Zeit

W. Ben Hunt: From Whittlin' Jim to Lone Eagle by Alan J. Strekow and Robert Zeit

Price: $25
$20 for Current Members
(includes shipping, packaging, and handling)

A publication of the Hales Corners Historical Society, June 2012. 210 pages, soft cover. The first-ever book about Hales Corners' most famous resident, W. Ben Hunt. The book contains over 250 color and black and white photos and illustrations. It is a must-have for anyone interested in Ben Hunt, Indian crafts, woodcarving, log cabin building, silversmithing, beadwork, etc.

*Important: orders for this book should be mailed directly to Alan J. Strekow, 11041 W. Grange Ave., Hales Corners, WI 53130

Plowing the Land, Reaping a Community: Hales Corners and Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial

Plowing the Land, Reaping a Community: Hales Corners and Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial

Price: $4
(includes shipping, packaging, and handling)

A publication of the Hales Corners Historical Society, 1998. 17 pages, soft cover. The booklet describes the early settlement of Hales Corners in text and illustrations. It is available to local fourth grade teachers at no charge (call us at (414) 529-6150 ext. 24). Support for this Wisconsin Humanities Council grant project was provided in part by the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission with funds from corporate contributors and the State of Wisconsin.

 

When Fire Engines Were Red

When Fire Engines Were Red by Harry Heileman

Price: $10
(includes shipping, packaging, and handling)

A publication of the Hales Corners Historical Society, 2001. 93 pages, soft cover. An account of the development of Hales Corners’ Fire Department from 1927 to 2000. The author includes boyhood memories, personal stories, and descriptions of daily operations, plus the results of considerable research regarding equipment, finances, politics, and people. The book contains several photos of old fire engines.

Looking Back - Note Card Set

Looking Back - Note Card Set

Price: $7
(includes shipping, packaging, and handling)

The set contains eight note cards, each printed with a different archival photograph of farm and village scenes of early Hales Corners. Brown image on off-white card stock paper. Descriptions on the back. Eight envelopes are included. Note card size is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". The image above shows one of the note cards, a photo of the Hales Corners Stock Fair, circa 1916.

Hales Corners Historical Society Neighborhood Walking Tours

Hales Corners Historical Society Neighborhood Walking Tours

Price: $5
(includes shipping, packaging, and handling)

A publication of the Hales Corners Historical Society, 2007. 60 pages, soft cover. The book contains 10 walking tours and one driving tour. There are maps of each tour, photos of buildings and landmarks, and detailed descriptions of what you will see on each tour.