I am a boat nerd. I am not afraid to admit it. For many years my Dad would take me down to see the big boats of the Great Lakes when I lived in Milwaukee. There is something majestic about the boats on the inland seas. They are truly the stuff of legends.
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On my way to Eau Claire this past week I decided to get off of Highway 29 and explore beyond the obvious building just off the highway. So when the exit for Curtiss came up I hopped off and headed toward town. I found a great display outside the Curtiss Community Center all about the […]
It always amazes me when folks walk through museums or by historic areas and ask “I wonder what…”, yet they never take the time to solve the mysteries at hand. Always ask the docent… especially Margrette (I apologize if I spelled your name wrong!) at the Madeline Island State Historical Museum. Every time we visit […]
I was able to grab a photo of this barn on Highway 19 near Marshall. It is not often you see a painting that portrays harvest in quite this way… I think the combine needs some dental work.
2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Many events are being planned across the US in the next four years to commemorate the war. Although no major battles were fought here, Wisconsin still played a large part in the war. More than 91,000 men from Wisconsin fought and more than 12,000 died. Regiments from […]
The first train came to Stevens Point in 1871- and Locomotive #2713 (built in 1911), is a testament to the important role that railroad has played in the city since that date. Stevens Point’s Southside Railroad Complex was once the hub of railroad activity in Central Wisconsin. Locomotive #2713, on display since 1955, is open for exploration and includes stairs […]
Some businesses know that customers like added value… like this tavern in Milladore (which is located on the Yellowstone Trail).
Stoopball, a game played by urban kids who don’t have access to ball fields has found a home in rural Clinton, Wisconsin. Former Detroit resident Tom Katroscik moved to the village near Janesville 20 years ago and brought the game with him. He built three fields in his yard, complete with chalk lines, fences, scoreboards, […]