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The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Sep. 12th, 2016

Eau Claire's Legendary "Cave Lady"

Frank Smoot, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Let's enjoy a blast from the past (July 7, 2011 to be exact) as former Volume One columnist and local history ninja Frank Smoot details the very true tale of a very real cave along the Eau Claire River – and the very real lady who once lived in it.

Fri. Oct. 11th, 2013

The Final Thanks for Asking

Frank Smoot

The beloved Volume One column draws to a close as its author embarks on a new adventure on the Oregon Coast. Here, Frank Smoot picks a few of his favorites from the series’ historic run.

Wed. Aug. 3rd, 2011

FEATURE: Tube Town

Trevor Kupfer, Kaitlyn Heisick, Eric Rasmussen, Frank Smoot, photos by V1 Staff & Contributors

The Chippewa Valley has a massive inner-tube floating scene, and this guide breaks down the local origin of the activity, what the big annual events are all about, the economic impact of it, plus what you need, where to go, and how to do it right.

Thu. Jul. 15th, 2010

Horseradish, I Say!

Frank Smoot, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Investigating som of the rural rumors about Silver Spring and Huntsinger

Thu. Mar. 25th, 2010

Thanks for Asking | March 25, 2010

Frank Smoot

"Why are so many old cemeteries so close to bodies of water? Weren’t they worried about water contamination?"

Thu. Jan. 28th, 2010

Thanks for Asking | January 28, 2010

Frank Smoot

“I’m an insomniac. At four o’clock one morning I saw you on an episode of Animal Planet’s new show The Haunted, and I wanted to know where the story was set. The bridges looked like Chippewa Falls or maybe Jim Falls …”