Woman documents Wisconsin history in 50K photos

Caucasian mid-adult woman looking through camera on tripod on cliff overlooking ocean in Maui, Hawaii.

Melinda Roberts is what some might call a do-it-yourself historian.

For the past four years, she’s made it her mission to travel Wisconsin to locate and photograph every known historical landmark, including veterans memorials.

Along the way, she’s visited thousands of state historical markers, museums, lighthouses and memorials, snapping more than 50,000 photographs and documenting much of it on her own website, Wisconsin Historical Markers. The site claims to be the “most comprehensive survey of its kind anywhere online.”

Since starting the project, Roberts estimates that she’s traveled about 75,000 miles. She’s canvassed 71 of the state’s 72 counties, visiting more than half of them at least twice.

Read more here from the Post Crescent.

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