Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Chevy Belair entering Symco Shakedown Car Show in Symco, WI. The bridge is one of many locations on site. They also have a an old bank, barber shop, post office, general store and blacksmith. One of the coolest places to host a car show.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
In 1929, Mrs. Helen Kimberly Stuart (of Kimberly-Clark fame, makers of Kleenex brand tissue) donated land to the city of Neenah which was named Kimberly Point Park.
In 1944 Mr. J. C. Kimberly (also of Kimberly-Clark fame) realized there was the need of a light for boaters to mark the entrance to the river. He donated the funds to have the lighthouse built. The lighthouse, which was also designed as a comfort station, cost $7500 to build. It was made of brick and Haydite block and rose 40 feet above the water and first began guiding boaters into Neenah Harbor in 1945.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The first lighthouse to mark Deaths Door, built in 1846, was on Plum Island. However, most mariners complained that the light on Plum Island was too far into the passage to be useful. The Lighthouse Board concurred and recommended Port Du Morts Island for a lighthouse in May of 1858. Port Du Morts Island, would later become known as Pilot Island. The original light on Plum Island, no longer needed after Pilot Island Lighthouse was in service, was abandoned and had all but fallen down by 1863.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
After moving to Ephraim from Milwaukee, Oscar and Mattie Wilson along with their four sons (Harold, Orvis, Carl, and Hollis) opened a store featuring homemade ice cream and candy and so began “The Wilson Tradition.”
Over the years they began serving food. The store itself was expanded to the north which allowed a third bedroom to be created upstairs. They also enclosed the porch seating area and helped with the construction of the flagstone floor which still exists today.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The 2.5 story frame mill was built in 1855 to grind grain for the farmers of the Little Hope and Waupaca, Wisconsin communities on the Crystal River. Two metal waterwheels were employed; one for grinding flour,cornmeal, and graham flour, and the second for livestock feed grinding. The Crystal River Mill ran for over 100 years until closing and being sold at auction in 1959.
A builder, Sterling Shrock, purchased the mill; and, along with another builder, started some renovations in 1960 for Delmar & Edna Schmidt, who had in turn bought the mill. The Schmidts planned to use the mill as a furniture/furnishings store. Shrock and Schroeder built a wooden waterwheel of 1700's era in 1963, a covered bridge over the Crystal River in 1970, and added the Chapel-in-the-Woods in 1974. The chapel is a great place for reflection and contemplation and also serves for numerous weddings each year at $100 dollars a couple.
The wheel sufficed for 12 years, until the wooden axle rotted too much to continue use. The mill is now a museum/gift shop run by Delmar & Edna's son Donald. The upper two floors provide 5,000 sq ft of space for gift shop museum purposes, while the ground floor provides living quarters for the Shmidts. "This old mill", according to Mr. Shmidt contains a room designated as an old fashioned store, while another is a Christmas year-around gifts and knick-knacks room.
Mr. Shmidt still has the original millstones and some early flour sacks from the Crystal River Grist Mill. The 24 foot water wheel is now purely decorative in nature.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
A beautiful Historical House located across the street from Riverside Park. I wanted to create an old, antique, victorian feel to this fine art piece. This is probably one of my favorite houses in the Neenah area.
Lambeau Field is an outdoor football stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Opened in 1957 as City Stadium, it replaced the original City Stadium as the Packers' home field. For that reason, it was also informally known as New City Stadium until 1965, when it was renamed in memory of Packers founder, player, and long-time head coach, Curly Lambeau, who had died earlier in the year.
Lambeau Field was the first stadium built for the exclusive use of an NFL team, and is the longest continuously-occupied stadium in the NFL.
The stadium's street address has been 1265 Lombardi Avenue since 1968, when Highland Avenue was renamed in honor of Vince Lombardi. It sits on a block bounded by Lombardi Avenue (north); Oneida Street (east); Stadium Drive and Valley View Road (south); and Ridge Road (west). The playing field at the stadium sits at an elevation of 640 feet (195 m) above sea level.
Being from Wisconsin I don't have the chance to see many palm trees. During my vacation to Orlando a couple years ago I made sure I took quite a few. I just love the look of palm trees which is probably why I am so fascinated with them and sunsets together. Hope you enjoy this photo.