Greenstone, Banded Iron Formation, and stromatolite fossils, Lake Michigans Left Coast, by Elizabeth Fagan

Greenstone, Banded Iron Formation, and Stromatolite Fossils

In its earliest youth, our planet was molten, red-hot, and battered by abundant meteorites. Earth was so hostile to life that scientists named this period the Hadean Eon (4.6–4 billion years ago), for Hades, the Greek god of the place known as Hell. Life began to evolve after Earth settled down a bit, in the … Continue reading Greenstone, Banded Iron Formation, and Stromatolite Fossils

Camp Hindenburg, Grafton, WI, 1934

Camp Hindenburg, Grafton, Wisconsin

The relatively short history of Grafton, Wisconsin is unique because it comprises pivotal blues recordings at Paramount Records in the 1920s–30s on one hand and, shortly thereafter, a Nazi camp for children in the 1930s–40s on the other. Interestingly, in the wake of recent neo-Nazi protests in the United States, WUWM—the Milwaukee public radio station—this … Continue reading Camp Hindenburg, Grafton, Wisconsin