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Cory Ritterbusch
Works at Prairie Works, Inc.
Attended National Wildfire Coordination Group
Lives in Shullsburg, WI
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Pictures from last weekends Jay Farrar show in Madison, WI. Jay performed his highly acclaimed album from 1995, Trace, in its entirety. I wore out the cassette in the last 90's. It was amazing to hear in this format. Jay has always experienced with alternate forms of tuning. No exception here, as he had two steel guitars playing at once in different chords.
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Lucky you! Been following him for years. I saw Son Volt at the Vic. Pretty subdued performance. Never had a chance to see Uncle Tupelo. Here's a good one by them, going way back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nblSYuIVGlU
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Some images from my recent trip. Two days in Two Rivers, WI then boarded the S.S. Badger, the last coal-fired steam ship in the world. Four days in lovely Ludington MI exploring sand dunes and endless beaches. Returned on the S.S. Badger. A great trip!
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One of my projects, was featured in the Dubuque, IA newspaper recently. It has been the third article in as many years for our little organization. The place has quite the story to tell and its finally reaching the masses.
#BerryTavern  
SHULLSBURG, Wis. — A series of very unfortunate events happened at Berry Tavern.
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Good News Today:
On April 1st 2015, while working in the woods, I noticed something odd about the landscape. One, two, then three, then four, knolls protruding from the surface. Later that month an archaeologist met me there. He agreed and wanted the area opened to allow for greater examination. My company cleared brush over the winter and performed a controlled burn on the site March '16, per National Park Service guidelines.

Today it has been confirmed as Native American Burial Mounds: Smallpox Creek Cairn Site -11JD796.

This is the second of such discovery's I have been a part of and it's fun to have them permanently recorded and be able to raise awareness of those who inhabited the area long before us. 
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so much social media, so little time...
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Last night my friend and future sensation, Margo Price, was musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The first time real country music has played on that show in a long time, if not ever. 
She's the pride of Mercer County Illinois and expect to see alot more of her in the future. 
#margoprice  
Musical guest Margo Price performs "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" on Saturday Night Live. [Season 41, 2016]
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That did it—the afternoon is shot. I've got Pammy Tillis up now, "Maybe it was Memphis"...

https://youtu.be/Rdxwk4RFLcE
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This weekend was our annual promo photo session for The Galena Generals. I must admit, we have a pretty good looking crew this year.
The Galena Generals portray the nine Civil War Generals that came from Galena Illinois (pop. 3,500), more than any other city.
Led by Ulysses S. Grant, all of these men lived very prominent lives following the war. Since 2006, I have portrayed John Corson Smith, the worlds greatest Freemason of the era.
#CivilWar #GalenaIllinois

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Yeah, I live on the Wisconsin/Illinois border. I'll look him up. Thanks for spreading the word!
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The last six months I have been working on a website to promote tourism in my town. We have finally launched it.
I provided the text and photography for it. It was designed by the talented Jinger Schroeder http://www.jingerschroeder.com/.
Check it out - then visit or move here.
Where peace, goodness, and friendship are more than our street names—they're a way of life
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Family Business:
Took the whole fam damily to the Bob Dylan show last night. Show #88 for me, #34 for my wife, #2 for Paul and was Mark's first. Nice venue, Paul even climbed a few trees.

Now we trek through Iowa for a few days.
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Everybody knows that. I thought you were talking about his High School bands. I smell amateur hour. No offense...
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Found time to have fun with the camera today:
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Nice!, Columbine has always been one of my favorites
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A group, that I am President of, was reported on by the local daily newspaper. It is a fine article and they even took my picture.
SHULLSBURG, Wis. — For nearly 200 years, Water Street has witnessed plenty of economic ups and downs.
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Congrats, Cory. A really nice article, good pic, and a very worthy endeavor.  : )
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Back home for Easter:
My Aunts neighbors feedlot. My Son actually said that the house was "just like ours!" He is in fact an astute observer. It is a Federal I-House design just like ours. A very common design in the Midwest. Albeit, without the donkeys and outdated landscaping. 
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Nice picture of the old house.

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Caught this piece yesterday. Performed by the under appreciated Dubuque (IA) Symphony Orchestra. Very powerful journey to deaths door in the German language. Johannes Brahms, takes you through a journey focusing more on the living before focusing on the dead in the final movement. 
#Dubuquesymphonyorchestra   #Brahms  
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Work
Occupation
Restoration Ecologist
Skills
Ecosytems Restoration (Midwest), Rx Fire, Plant Identification, Land Management, Planning, Land History, Historical Research, Etc.
Employment
  • Prairie Works, Inc.
    Restoration Ecologist & Rx Fire Specialist, 2005 - present
    www.prairieworksinc.com
  • Pizzo & Associates
    Ecologist, 2000 - 2004
  • Club Colors, Inc.
    1993 - 2000
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Shullsburg, WI
Previously
Crystal Lake, IL - Galena, IL - Paw Paw, IL
Contact Information
Home
Email
Address
Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Work
Address
P.O. Box 6623 Galena, IL 61036
Story
Tagline
Redefining the Rural Midwest
Introduction
After avoiding social medias for years, I joined forces with Google in 2011 when they launched Google Plus. I feel it is the superior platform for my needs.  

I am rooted in Quincy IL but grew up in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2002, I retreated to the rural Midwest. Today I split time between Galena, IL and Shullsburg, WI. Mostly, I am a restoration ecologist at my business Prairie Works, Inc., but also dabble into farming, writing and volunteerism. I am married and have two sons, Paul and Mark. 

I have many interests and hobbies, which occasionally side track me. Including: Local History (Upper Midwest), canoeing, baseball history, antiques, meat smoking, Midwest travel, folk art, photography, genealogy, historic preservation, German-American culture, bibliophilia, Case/Ingersoll tractors, socializing and minimalism.  I am expert on the music and life of Bob Dylan. I also enjoy roots and pre-1980 music and a few current artists. I don’t support big box stores or chains, don’t watch TV, do some hunting and fishing, display random acts of kindness and I occasionally portray Civil War General John Corson Smith. 

Mainly this page will serve as a cloud based backup for my pictures, which I will keep organized here. My friends and family will be able to view and download as long as they have a gmail address. It will also double as a cyber diary to remind me of when things happened. 
Education
  • National Wildfire Coordination Group
    Prescription Fire, 1998 - 2015
  • Crystal Lake South High School
    1991 - 1994
  • Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum
    Leadership, 2010
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Gender
Male
Birthday
October 31
Relationship
Married