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85th Annual Sauerkraut Day

Wishek, North Dakota

13 October 2010

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Photographs by Acacia Stuckle

The GRHC’s display and booth in the Wishek Armory.
Michael Miller and Acacia Stuckle at the GRHC’s booth.
Pat Wanner, Bismarck, N.D., stirring the vat.
A vat full to the top with sauerkraut, wieners and speck. The vat is so large a pitch fork is used to stir the sauerkraut.
A close-up of the sauerkraut, wieners and speck.

A view of the vats used to cook the sauerkraut, wieners and speck.

Exhaust pipes for the two big vats.
Merrill Piepkorn, Prairie Public radio host of “Hear it Now,” interviewing the “Sauerkraut King” LeRoy Wanner and his son, Pat Wanner.
Buckets full of speck.
Boxes of franks from Cloverdale meats used during Sauerkraut Day.
Gallons of sauerkraut used during Sauerkraut Day.
Mitch Bosch of Wishek, N.D. straining the sauerkraut.
LeRoy Wanner and a volunteer next to the two vats.
LeRoy Wanner and his son, Pat Wanner, next to a vat full of sauerkraut.
Irene (Schauer) Bender, Dakota Memories Oral History Project Narrator, visited the GRHC’s booth during Sauerkraut Day.
Several people visited the GRHC’s booth throughout the day.
Orion Rudolph handing Acacia Stuckle the three latest church books he has translated and compiled.
Alicia Fahlsing, Wishek, N.D., donated some pickles and jelly for the GRHC’s upcoming foodways display at NDSU Libraries.
John Gross, Napoleon, N.D, was one of the many people in attendance at Sauerkraut Day.
Wishek High School will hold a German concert and one act play on November 3, 2010.
Delmar Zimmerman, Dakota Memories Oral History Project Narrator, was a volunteer at Wishek’s Civic Center.
A plate of food served at Sauerkraut Day.
Merrill Piepkorn interviewing Katie LaBree, economic development coordinator for Wishek, N.D.
The historic Wishek Civic Center.
Selma (Job) Lapp and Ila Mae Reich of Eureka, S.D. visited the GRHC’s booth.
A view of the crowd at Sauerkraut Day.
A view of the crowd at Sauerkraut Day.
Wishek High School band students entertained at Sauerkraut Day with accordion music.
Wishek High School band students entertained at Sauerkraut Day with accordion music.
The Wishek High School sang several German-Russian songs during the event.
The Wishek High School sang several German-Russian songs during the event.
Several politicians attended Sauerkraut Day.

 

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