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Maple Grove Temperance Society
  • Date 1910
  • Place of Origin Maple Grove (Wisconsin?)
  • Creator Unknown

Waldemar Ager (1869-1941) emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and became a well-known author and newspaper editor in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Perhaps because of his father’s drinking problem, Ager was a lifelong teetotaler and became a major leader in the temperance movement. After the turn of the 20th century, he founded hundreds of temperance societies and Good Templar lodges in Norwegian communities across the upper Midwest.

  • Materials Photograph
  • Identifier / Source Ager001 - Borgny Ager