The Northern Almanac Ep. 1 - 'The Barbed-Wire Barons'

Feb 3, 2020

Welcome to The Northern Almanac, a WNIJ living history project coinciding with NIU's 125th anniversary. Our first installment tells the story of how barbed wire brought Northern Illinois University to DeKalb.

The Northern Almanac is adapted for broadcast by Clint Cargile and Kathy Siebrasse and presented in collaboration with the NIU 125th Anniversary Oral History Project.

Find the original stories at NIU’s 125 Key Moments website: