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Melinda Roberts

Melinda was raised in Southern California in the 1960s/1970s. After moving to Wisconsin in 2011, a series of serendipitous events launched her on a journey to visit and digitally record Wisconsin’s historical markers and sites. Today, Melinda's award-winning WisconsinHistoricalMarkers.com website is populated with nearly 75,000 photographs of more than 6,000 posts. She and her project have appeared in numerous news reports, newspaper and magazine articles, and she was featured in an episode of Wisconsin Public Television's "Wisconsin Life". Her articles on Wisconsin history have appeared in numerous historical society newsletters, in Voyageur Magazine, and she writes a twice-monthly history column for The Press Times. Melinda has a BA in English & Comparative Literatures and a MATESOL. She lives in De Pere with her tailed traveling companion Dexter Nöel and his kitty, Bailey Boo.