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Luthin, of Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance talks about apple trees


April 11, 2019

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April 3, Charlie Luthin of the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance shared information on the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area's apple trees with the Sauk Prairie Optimists. Luthin, in his third year as part-time Director of SPCA, began by stating that the apple trees are the legacy of the farm families who gave up their farm land for the construction of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant.

As most area residents know, in January of 1942, the Army notified the landowners of 84 farms that they would be taking over their land. They were told they needed to vacate their farmland by March 15. The pla...

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