Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: The Freethinkers

Clip: Special | 2m 27s

Political and religious refugees from what is now Germany came to Wisconsin around the time it became a state, and established a Freie Gemeinde, or Free-thinking Congregation in Sauk City.

Aired: 10/11/19

Rating: NR

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