Dating for woodsmen
On November 27, 1922, the society began broadcasting on the radio station "WOAW," with a signal that reached ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans from its 500-watt (later 1,000 watt, and eventually 5,000 watt) transmitters.The organization's not-for-profit status was to cause a legal battle over ownership of the station. Supreme Court voided this lease, returning it to the society, but keeping the license in the hands of the station.We exclusively ship to the USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, and SWEDEN.We cannot be held responsible for any import taxes or duties charged to international orders by the receiving country.Root founded Modern Woodmen of America (MWA) in Lyons, Iowa, in 1883, after hearing a sermon about "pioneer woodsmen clearing away the forest to provide for their families." Taking his own surname to heart, he wanted to start a society that "would clear away problems of financial security for its members." After internal dissension within the MWA, Root was ejected from the organization that he had founded.
Some of the highlighted events include: The Gala Parade, The Night Games (including Tug-of-War and the infamous Greased Pole Climb), heavy equipment demonstrations and competitions, chainsaw carving competitions, lumberjack shows, children's activities and much more!
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Stock in the broadcasting company was bought out by Meredith Corporation in 1958, effectively ending the society's relationship with the station, but the use of the "WOW" call sign continued.
The television station became WOWT in 1975 to obtain FCC approval of its sale to Chronicle Broadcasting.