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Badger Villages

A four-apartment unit that was one of 500 pre-fabs trucked onto the former Lyman Kindschi farm in 1943.

Badger History Group will present a talk on Badger Villages at 7 p.m. Thursday 11 at The Museum of Badger Army Ammunition, located at the former main gateway to the plant on Highway 12.

Michael Goc, author of “Powder People and Place, Badger Ordnance and the Sauk Prairie,” will tell the story of the many Badger villages, starting with the first worker’s housing built in 1942 and onto the rural condominiums of the 1960s. By the end of World War II, the villages could have been home to more than 5,000 people. It did not happen. He will talk about why it didn’t happen and many things that did and cover the “Rabbitville” days and what happened when the Army turned off the water.