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    Bernstein's Candy factory

    A few years back,made the ferry trip'cross lake Michigan,on the last coal fired ship plyin'the lakes. Don't know if it's still runnin',but we docked in Manitowoc,and found our way to Bernstein's Candy factory,and it'd be well worth any's time,to pay a visit,'specially if ya have a sweet tooth. It's like walkin'thru a time warp,the furnishing's were the same,from back in the forties,and all the candy is made on site,and you'll be glad ya took the time t'go check it out,guaranteed...
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    Yes, Beerntsen's is still there, and the Badger just finished its last trip for the season.
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    Smile Great photos!!

    The photos and the discussion have convinced me! I have made my hotel reservations and will be coming.

    I think I will take awhile to get there, non-slab route through OH/IN then North. Anyone else making travel plans from the upper South?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdcruiser
    The photos and the discussion have convinced me! I have made my hotel reservations and will be coming.
    Glad to hear that you liked the photos. All the photos were shot Between June 2006 and the present. They were all taken with a pocket digital camera (Canon S70 or Canon 610). I mostly shot with the camera set at Cloudy, Vivid Color and 3 shots in a row 0/+/- half of a F bracket setting. Some of the photos are cropped and very slightly color corrected. None of the photos have anything photoshopped in or out of them. I have many more photos to add to the Rally Tour Pages.

    I have lived in this area for over half a centry (Holy Cow). In my lifetime I have seen many changes, much like many other areas in the US. I am glad that the National Rally is based out of West Bend. The big houses are starting to move North, and I am afraid in another 10 years you will see a different area. Many of the small farms and farmers are getting older, and the scenery will be changed.

    This Rustic Road photo was shot about 20 miles north of the Rally site near Saint Killian. Now imagine a large house on top of the hill where that corn field is, to me that would take away some of the Rustic feel.

    Quote from the Milwaukee Journal:
    "Wisconsin farms covered 15.5 million acres of land in 2004, down from 17.6 million acres in 1990 - and 23.6 million acres in 1950.

    The triangle between Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago is No. 3 in the nation for the loss of farm land. That area has some of the nation's richest, most productive crop soil."



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    Cool Tour: Museum of Wisconsin Art/West Bend Art Museum

    Wisconsin art may not be for everyone, but the admission price is free, and that is for everyone.

    The West Bend Art Museum houses the largest permanent collection of the works of 19th Century artist Carl Von Marr, whose descendants settled in the West Bend area. The Art Museum also hosts traveling shows of artwork of all description throughout each year.

    The Museum is located west and across the street from the Washington County Courthouse. Cameras are not to use flash.



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    While I had planned to be at the rally since the location was announced, this thread is launching my mind (finally) into the makings of a plan for for my travels. Thanks Jim!
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    Cool Tour: Lizard Mound/7 miles from West Bend

    Wisconsin Indian Mounds may not be for everyone, but the admission price is free, and that is for everyone.

    Depart West Bend north on Hwy 144 for about 5 miles, turn east on Hwy "A" for 2 miles, turn right (south) into the Lizard Mounds County Park




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    Cool Harley Factory Tours



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    Cool Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive goes Hollywood

    In Spring 2006, this New Prospect 1876 General Store (Zahn's Trading Post) had scences from the movie "Legend Trip" filmed here. The Movie was a horror flop.

    This General store, much like many of the old building in Wisconsin, have been "modernized" in the 1920-40 era with siding, windows and new interiors. I have talked to many Eastern Wisconsin residents whose home are 100 plus years old and have log and mortar frame work, but, by it's exterior looks, you would think that the house was built in the 1940's.



    Extreme Home Makeover helped restore the floor in this historic 1855 Dundee Mill and they also built a $300,000 home down the road. The show will air November 19, 2006. Set your TIVO!

    This 1855 Mill is on Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. It is on the south end of Long Lake State Park, and uses the spring fed lake to power its turbine. The Mill produces about 3-4 thousand dollars of elelectricy per year.


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    Cool Tour: 1951-52 Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake


    The 3.35 mile 1950 circuit followed a closed loop immediately north of Elkhart Lake beginning on CTH P midway between CTH JP, J proceeding north to the corner of CTH P and J, turned right and proceeding southeasterly on CTH J to CTH JP, turned right onto CTH JP and proceeded west to CTH J where it turned north on CTH P to the start/finish line.

    The 6.5 mile 1951/52 circuit began on Gottfried St. across from the feed mill in Elkhart Lake and proceeded to Lake St., followed Lake St. to CTH J and A, then south to the corner of CTH A and turned west on CTH A to CTH P. It then turned onto CTH P and preceded north to CTH J, turned southeasterly on CTH J and back to the start/finish line at the feed mill.








    Historic Elkhart Lake Chapel in the Woods, Located on the west end of the Lake, across from the boat launch


    Turn of the Century Elkhart Lake stone Guesthouse, Stable, and Carriage Barn. Located on HwyJP
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    Cool Tour: West Bend Buildings

    1894 West Bend Building



    West Bend City Hall



    Historic West Bend Home



    Downtown West Bend



    1878 Church (now private) 5 miles south of Rally on Hwy "P"



    Old Schoolhouse/5 miles south of Rally off of Hwy "45"

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    Saint John Lutheran Church, New Fane, Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive was erected in 1871 of field stone found in the local Kettle Moraine area and marked as a National Landmark in 1986.
    It is one of two outstanding examples in Wisconsin of the Celtic Gothic architecture of Ireland and Scotland. The Church tower has a 1200 lb. Copper alloy bell purchased in 1886




    New Fane Catholic Church KMS Drive


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    Cool Horicon Overlook


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    Home of the Republican Party


    1850 Church next to the Home of the Republican Party





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    The sheepskin I used was just a loose pelt that I put on the seat. It is time for a new skin. Many riders like Alaska Sheepskin Butt Pads
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