Margaret Ashmun Day planned in Rural
Strawberry sundaes will be sold from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rural Historical Society headquarters on Main Street.
At 12:30 p.m., Dr. Connie Haack Hurlbut, a retired professor from Mid State Technical College, will discuss how the digital age has affected the legacy of author Margaret Ashmun. This past year, many of Ashmun's unpublished works were discovered.
A native of Rural, Ashmun wrote novels for both young readers and adults in the early 1900s. She is best remebered for her novel, "The Lake," which is set around Dake Lake on the Chain.
In 2009, Ashmun was recognized as a notable Wisconsin author by the RR Donelly Literary Award.
The unincorporated village of Rural is located five miles south of Waupaca just off State Highway 22.
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