WISCONSIN: 101 Years of Yodeling

There is no mountain worthy of the name within hundreds of miles, but the townsfolk of New Glarus, Wis. (pop. 1,068) like to get out and yodel. They also blow ten-foot Alphorns made from fir logs, build houses with high roofs typical of the Swiss Alps, talk a Schweizer-deutsch patois, hang sweet-chiming Swiss bells around the necks of their innumerable brown Swiss cows, and produce vast quantities of Swiss cheese and Swiss lace.

Last week they knocked off work, got happily into velvet jackets or laced bodices and flowing skirts, tapped 300 kegs and 2,500 cases of beer and had a...

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