Daniel Prohuska is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Class of 2023). He is a native of Grafton and enjoys learning about his town’s history.

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OBJECT HISTORY: Paramount Records Power Wheel

Located near the heart of Grafton, WI, a rusted power wheel sits on the steep west bank of the Milwaukee River. Despite its corroded appearance, this metal device once powered an entire factory responsible for pressing popular shellac records.