The year is 1917, in Eau Claire and it is the dead of winter and Maude Phillips is raising her and her family in a cave alongside the river by the Dewey Street Bridge. Athourities eventually get involved and want to lock Maude up in an insane asylum across the state, Tune into Wisconsin History Theater to hear the exciting conclusion of the Cave Lady!
This story is based in fact, more information can be found at the Chippewa Valley Museum. The drama was written by Jane and Jim Jefferies and produced by Scott Morfitt and Eli Klatt at Blugold Radio. Michael Rambo performed the theme song with additional music by Lauren Jefferies.
Special thanks goes out to the Eau Claire Community Foundation, the Chippewa Valley Writers’ Guild, and the Chippewa Valley Museum.
Photograph provided by the Chippewa Valley Museum