Wisconsin Oddities and Motorcycle Travel - Post Your Pix

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Cannonshot, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Cannonshot

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    Bay Beach Amusement Park Green Bay

    The Zippin Pippin was Elvis' favorite amusement park ride. Bay Beach bought it and brought it to Green Bay. Not sure exactly what they bought beyond the design and the original cars. Being that the cars are original, you could be sitting where Elvis did.

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    John Heisman Grave Rhinelander

    Football stories: said to have invented the word "hike" in football and the forward pass.

    Part of the 222 to 0 victory of Georgia Tech over Cumberland.

    Became an winning coach.

    A NYC athletic club gives the Heisman Trophy every year to the best college amateur football player.

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    UFO Capitol - Elmwood

    Back in 1975, a UFO chased some woman in her car and landed on her hood. In 1976, a giant fireball, the size of a football field, struck and took out all the spark plugs in the local cop car. Some guy in Chip Falls suggested they build a UFO landing site near the town, two square miles in size, at a cost of $25M. Hasn't happened yet. Nonetheless the town has a UFO fest where a bunch of UFOs get displayed at the meat market.

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    This rocket is set up in the next town over (Spring Valley).

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    Also in Spring Valley is Crystal Cave.

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    UFO and Rocker near Osseo.

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    Some of the best riding in WS.
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    I had to visit Black River Falls today. It was below zero and there was a thick layer of ice on things from some recent freezing rain. So, I thought it would be nice to post some pix from BRF from motorcycle season.

    Big-ass orange moose. (Yeah, you've seen it many times.)

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    Big-ass mouse.

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    Big-ass deer.

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    Big-ass historical society where most of the pictures for the weird-ass book Wisconsin Death Trip came from.

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    Moe's Big Steer at Osseo

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    Holcombe Indian in Holcombe

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    Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie) Pepin

    The museum has artifacts.
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    Reproduction of the cabin where she was born in 1867 before her family hit the road for the prairies.
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    More yard art near Nelson. Some Warner Brothers figures in cement.

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    This guy was working nearby.

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    World's Largest Talking Cow Neillsville

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    This pavilion was once part of the 1964 World's Fair. Now it is a cheese and gift shop and a radio station.

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    Wow - what a neat thread! I am originally from Wisconsin Rapids but now live in Cleveland, Ohio. Perfect cure to any homesickness right here - so many memories of my parents making me stand in front of a lot of these "oddities" to get a photo while growing up :rofl
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    Tractor on a Stick - Chippewa Falls

    This thing rotates. At night the headlights are on.

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    Murray the Mouse - Chip Falls

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    Mel the Spooner Cowboy - SPooner

    Once guarded Mel's 66 station in town.

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    When the gas station closed, he had to leg it over to a new position at the kart track.

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    Big Deer - Fifield

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    Big Deer - St Germain

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    Big Deer - Antigo

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    White Horse in Handy Andy Park in Spring Valley. I have no idea what it is all about. Someone must have had a horse so they built a nice pedestal under it.

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    Cop Statue in Cornell

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    Big Gust - Grantsburg

    Back in the day the cop in Grantsburg as 7'6" 360 lb Anders Gustaf Anderson. 1872 - 1926

    In 1980 some carver hacked this out in honor of Big Gust. The local hysterical society has his old uniform, his size 18 shoes, and a giant crutch he once used after an injury.

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