Welcome to this very special historical keepsake edition of Chippewa Valley’s Hidden Treasures. Inside you’ll learn a little history about Bateman Fort, the village of Fairchild, and how Eau Claire got its name. You'll take a venture down Route 66, step back to the year 1918, and read about the awesome re-enactors in Chippewa Falls. There's delightful stories about immigration, the unforgettable 70's and hot cross buns. You'll discover our favorite gardening centers, why you should plant a food forest, and helpful gardening tips... plus so much more! Use this issue as a guide to explore these and many other area hidden treasures. Savor the past! Enjoy the present!