A scapbook album filled with typed travel diary entries and photographs of a family's travels in rural Wisconsin, pulling a Palace Royal camping trailer, as the veterinarian father tested cattle in various townships for Bang's Disease (brucellosis). The first diary entry details the family's departure from Viola, Wisconsin on Sept. 11, 1940, traveling first to Columbus and then to Stevens Point. Subsequent entries detail visits to Manitowoc, Mauston, Friendship, Antigo, Merrill, Rhinelander, Eagle River, La Crosse, West Salem, Webster, Luck, and Osceola. Diary entries discuss the family's travel, the work by the author's father and other veterinarians, and infection rates in cattle. The scrapbook also includes newspaper clippings, post cards, business cards, school programs, and other printed ephemera.
The author's "Trailer Travels" begin at home with her parents-- veterinarian Dr. Louis Frank Vick (25 Oct. 1886-21 Feb. 1975) and his wife Ida M. (Kypke) Vick (1890-1977). The author (and couple's seventeen-year old daughter) Josephine Vick notes her father's birthday on Oct. 25th, 1940 when they were in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The journal also includes clippings related to Josephine's school musical performances as well as marriages in the extended Kypke family. After her death in 2000, Josephine was buried at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus, Columbia County, WI.
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