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The History of the Wilhelm Tell Schuetzen Barn


September 2, 2021

The Swiss arrived in New Glarus in 1845, part of the nearly 8 million German speaking immigrants who came to the United States between 1820 and 1890. That migration nearly doubled the population of the U.S. at that time. The Swiss brought with them traditions from their homeland, which included the Schuetzen Style of shooting which is offhand (Standing on two legs like a man) with no slings, rests, or shooting jackets.

Chris Westigaard wrote an article for "The American Rifleman" in January 1929, entitled "Defining the Schuetzen Style of Rifle-Shooting". He states that, "As far as I have...

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