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Highlights I wanted to share,
the next stories, those I want to tell
Chris Claremont, a Brit by birth, is an American comic book writer and novelist, who worked for Marvel Comics. He once wrote, “The more stories I told, the more I found I wanted to tell. There was always something left unsaid. I got hooked by my own impulse of 'Well, what's gonna happen next?’”
That’s the way I feel about highlighting stuff about Wisconsin for you that cannot be left unsaid.
Claremont expresses my feeling perfectly: “What excites me, what attracts me, what gets me up in the morning is telling the next story and getting it out in front of readers and hoping they'll love it too.”
There is no end to the stories I could tell. I hope you enjoy these.
Prairie du Chien’s St. Feriole Island, an abundance of history
The Niagara Escarpment
An escarpment is a long, steep slope, especially at the edge of a plateau or separating acres of land at different heights. and it travels some 650 miles from Niagara Falls, New York in a semi circle westward through eastern Wisconsin. It runs predominantly east/west from New York State, through Ontario, Michigan, ending in Wisconsin**. The escarpment is most famous as the cliff over which the Niagara River plunges at Niagara Falls, for which it is named.
Best laid plans - The Smith Brothers
I was on a “get lost ride” in Lafayette County. I followed my “get lost” rule: Get onto the road that is more narrow than the one I am on. I was in, vast, lush grasslands punctuated by tree-lines, a few farms, and homes. I was on Gant Rd., off CH F near Blanchardville.
I was startled by this structure and, of course, took a few photos of it. My question was, “Why is such a large, vertical building out here?” I had no explanation. I’ve pieced together an explanation, and more.
Old Fashion Barn-Raising: “A Celebration of Wood on a Massive Scale”
St. Croix and Brule Rivers, their sources
Ashland Ore Docks - and then there was none
Portage Canal - Much ado about something