Wednesday in Whitewater will see intermittent showers with a high of 69. Sunrise is 6:48 AM and sunset 6:42 PM for 11h 54m 20s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 88.5% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1962, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Jennifer Van Haaften, Assistant Director of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, discusses how the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pioneer family was portrayed in her novels and presents a more complex image of what it was like to live on the prairie during the late nineteenth century: