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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    Giant Cow in Deforest

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    Pioneer figures in Westfield.

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    That is my boot hanging from his pole. I use to work there, my mom still does the owner is a sculptor.
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    Hubertus - Bear Wolf and Holy Hill

    A guy that had a contract for picking up dead deer once stopped along this road (adjacent to Holy Hill) to load up a car kill. He hefted it into the bed of his pick-up and then went into the cab to get a metal carcass tag. All of a sudden he felt the vehicle move. He looked in the rear view mirror and saw a wolf like bear creature in the back of his truck feasting on the dead deer. The driver hauled ass leaving the creature, deer carcass, and an ATV ramp on the road after they slid out of his truck from the acceleration.

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    1. Holy Hill involves a church perched on top of a glacial feature.
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      If you visit this hill (formerly called Miracle Hill) at certain times of the year, it is supposed to bring cures for all kinds of maladies.
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      Father Marquette discovered this hill in 1673 on his way through the neighborhood on his discovery travels. Marquette wrote about it in his diary.
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      You can climb one of the spires - spectacular view.
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      Anyway, some German priest who had been recreant to his vows sought to do pennance in the new world. He read about this spot in Marquette's diary. He headed off to find the hill but took sick in Chicago and became paralytic. He eventually continued on to find the hill and when he did he crawled up it which happened to cure him of his paralysis. Since then, every year some people make a trek to the hill hoping for cures.
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    Clintonville - First 4WD Auto and Ice Cream Cone

    This machine shop was the site of the first 4WD auto. It later grew into a signficant outfit that supplied trucks to the military.

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    8' ice cream cone at the ice cream stand.

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    Eau Claire

    Donut Chef guy (notice the popcorn is bolted over the donut)

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    Ship Shape Car Wash (as it appears now, and as it appeared a short time ago)

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    Augusta High School mascot.

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    Washburn - The Sawdust Factory

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    Maggies in Bayfield is all about pink flamingoes. Inside, the place is lousy with them.

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    Loose Moose near Land O Lakes

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    This Green Bay Packers house in Rhinelander used to be off the school with packers colors and logos. They have since toned it down a bit.

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    Bog moose in Tomahawk.

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    Giant badger in Aniwa.

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    Squirrel garage in Aniwa.

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    Ashippun - Honey Acres Bee outfit and museum.

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    Holler House: When the bowling Hall of Fame was in Milwaukee, people came to visit. This was often their number 2 stop. Oldest lanes in the country. Two lanes in the basement with the pins set by hand.

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    Koz's Mini-Bowl has four lanes buy they are only 16 feet long with 9" pins instead of 15". The grapefruit sized balls have no finger holes.

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    Wacky Shack. Bunch of stuff in the yard but not as neat as some others.

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    The Tripoli Temple belongs to the Shriners. Nice clubhouse.

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    Dheinsville Historic Park - Germantown

    A museum here has over 5,000 bells in it.

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    The grave of John Heisman (namesake of the Heisman trophy) is also in Rhinelander.

    Is the giant Badger head still at a strip club? That was an old gas station with a petting zoo in the 80's before turning into an entirely different kind of petting zoo.


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    Heisman: http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...el-post-your-pix.1194427/page-3#post-31172708

    The strip club burned down. Badger and squirrel are still there.
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    Is that Dheinsville picture new? The WI state tag is currently there.

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    Luck - Duncan Yo-Yo toys used to be made here in the 50s and 60s. Some Ohio outfit bought them out.

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    Clear Lake - Historical Museum

    Has stuff from Gaylord Nelson and from big timer baseball player Burleigh Grimes. Small town boy - the last pitcher officially permitted to throw the spitball. Grimes made the most of this advantage and he won 270 games and pitched in four World Series over the course of his 19-year career.

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    1. Amery Lutheran Labrynth

      This church dates back to 1870 when it was formed by Norwegian settlers. Services were not even held in English until 1941. The church has its own congregation of spirits and ghosts.

      Hushed voices and whispers are heard in the church when no one is there. The bells has sometimes started rining on its own. The church has a labrynth on the grounds.

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    1. The Elk Mound Tower was built as a monument to honor mail carriers. There is a ghost that haunts the tower. Witnesses report screams, howls, laughter, eerie lights, unexplained mists, and a nauseated feeling after visiting.

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    Rhinelander - Kovac Planetarium

    This guy built his own planetarium.
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    Tomahawk - Harley Davidson Lots of windshields and saddlebags here as they specialize in fiberglass and plastic.

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    Tigerton - Rocks for Fun Cafe I've been driving past this place for years and never stopped for a pasty. The place is full of entertaining rock art.

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    Birnamwood - Rodeo Statue

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    Park Falls - Old Abe Memorial

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    This thread is awesome! Thanks for another great one Bryan.
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