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    Talking Pictorial of The 30th State


    Welcome to Wisconsin



    Buddy posing at the corner stone of my kin's homestead barn

    Table of contents

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    1Elkhart Lake Kettle Moraine http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=14771

    2 Heart of Luxembourg Tour & West Bend http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=14771&page=2

    3 Cedarburg, Hamilton & Grafton http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=14771&page=3

    4 Lions Den, Port Washington & Flag Day School http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=14771&page=4

    5 Holy Hill & Germantown http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=14771&page=5

    6 Sheboygan http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=14771&page=6

    7 Manitowoc to Door County http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=14771&page=7

    8 Fond Du Lac, Horicon Marsh, Hartford Auto Museum http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...t=14771&page=8

    9 South/West Wisconsin

    10 Churches & Farms http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...=14771&page=10

    11 Washington County Fairgrounds, BMW Dealers, TWT, Crud Run & Pre-Rally Camp http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...=14771&page=11

    12 West Bend's Art Museum & Indian Mound Park http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...=14771&page=12

    13 Harley Davidson Tour, Kohler-Andrae State Park http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...=14771&page=13


    14IFond du Lac, Green Lake, Waushara, and Waupaca Counties http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...=14771&page=14



    A brief Wisconsin history


    Before 1830, Wisconsin was home to just Indians and a relative few settlers & southwest Wisconsin miners

    1832 Black hawk War ends and the signing over of the Indians land

    Mid 1830's opening of Land Settlement offices in Wisconsin

    Mid 1830's nearly half of WisconsinÔÇÖs people were living in the southwest lead mining region, producing half of America's lead

    Mid 1830, the opening of the Erie Canal. Travel for immigrants made easier,
    traveling from US East coast port, Hudson River, Erie Canal, Great Lakes and on to Wisconsin.

    Another immigrants port of entry was Quebec City, then Great Lakes to Wisconsin Harbors

    1840-50 mass advertising & letters home in Northern Europe of settlement land in Wisconsin

    1848 Wisconsin becomes a State


    In 1857, the first east-west railroad from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi was complete.
    Soon after, a line from Milwaukee to La Crosse opened, and other lines were extended north from Chicago.
    1869 America's first transcontinental railroad is completed with a ceremony at Promontory, Utah.
    Again travel for immigrants made easier

    "largest concentration of 19th century old-world settlements in America is found along the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan
    " -- Wisconsin's Ethnic Settlement Trail (W.E.S.T.)


    Milwaukee evolved as port city.
    Started out exporting leather & grain back east, then importing shoes & flour at a much higher expense.
    Having a large amount of Iron just west of West Bend, Milwaukee decided to make their own finished products,
    so they created industrial foundries and machine shops
    to make the gears and tooling to grind the grains and make the shoes and so started the industries,
    besides beer, that made Milwaukee famous.

    Between 1840 & 1880,
    400 families (including my relatives) of Luxembourg decent
    settled 30 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the Port Washington/Belgium area.
    Making it the largest settlement of Luxembourgers in the Americas.
    When I was a kid, I remember Luxembourg/German was spoken by many of the old timers.
    http://www.luxamculturalsociety.org/cc_info.html




    http://www.wisconsinhighways.org/map..._overview.html



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    This Picture is taken a couple of miles west of the Hill where Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive crosses State Highway 167.

    The Church on the hill is Holy Hill.
    Holy Hill is about 20 minutes northwest of Milwaukee
    Holy Hill ranks as the 30th highest point in the state.

    When a Wisconsin Biker says they are going to Holy Hill,
    They not only mean they will be going up to the Historical Church,
    but that they will be riding the curvy Wisconsin Rustic Roads that network around the Church.




    Click Here: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/...sticroad33.htm
    http://www.wisconsinhighways.org/oth...tic_roads.html
    http://www.kmoraine.com/



    This Picture of 1880 Saint Mathew Church
    was taken about 4 miles south of Holy Hill on Saint Augustine Road,
    Rustic Road #33.

    Wisconsin's Rustic Roads are the only type of this road system in the United States.

    It is not only the destination, but it is the journey.

    The 107 Rustic Roads were picked because of heritage & nature.




    Tour: Kettle Moraine Drive (South)

    Follow the KMS Drive signs south thru the Kettle Moraine Sate Forest.
    A nice stop along the way is Delafield's Hawk's Inn, which was a 1840 Stagecoach Stop
    and Old World Wisconsin which is the nation's largest outdoor museum of rural life.
    Whitewater Lake is the end of the Kettle Moraine Drive.
    At the end of KMS Drive you will have some options,
    one will have you riding the Lake Geneva and Southern Lakes area, the other would be heading north to Oconomowoc (Newport of the West) & Okauchee Lakes area.
    Another option area is East Troy, and when there visit Thoroughbred Motors and also the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum.


    http://www.easttroyrr.org/
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    Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive
    The 115-mile KMS Drive traverses six Wisconsin counties.
    Its northern end is near Elkhart Lake in northern Sheboygan County
    and its southern end is at Whitewater Lake in southeastern Walworth County.


    Once you are on the Drive, you will have the green & white Acorn KMS Drive signs marking your way.



    http://portalwisconsin.org/wade_house.cfm
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    Elkhart Lake is on the northern terminal of Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive.

    Elkhart LakeÔÇÖs early growth as a resort destination was helped by the arrival of the railroad to the village in 1873.
    The Depot is now a Museum, and the admission is free.
    Summer Farmers Market. Saturday 8 a.m. to noon















    Elkhart Lake is an old resort Town
    Siebkens Resort, a fourth generation, family-run business,
    comprised of three buildings:
    the three-story 1882 Elm Park Hotel,
    1891 Lake View House,
    and the 1916 Lake Cottage.

    http://www.siebkens.com/index.html















    Well known for its shops





    And Gessert's Ice Cream






    And also very famous for its Road America Road Race Track

    And at Elkhart Lake, make sure you ride the 1950 track
    that uses the County Highway P and J for it's course.






    The KMS Drive north start/finish at the Sheboygan (Broughton) Marsh Park.
    The Park has a great place to eat.


    After the KMS Drive you also have the option to visit Sheboygan and check out the Beach & Harbor.
    After Sheboygan head south to Port Washington & touring historic Port Washington, Wisconsin.

    http://www.kmoraine.com/WhatIsKM.htm

    The Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive was approved by the Wisconsin Highway Commission in 1948.
    The objective of the drive was to provide the most effective and scenic highway route
    that people could use to spend a day or possibly two,
    seeing the best in the way of natural features in the Kettle Moraine region.


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    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 Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake
    listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    February 17, 2006



















































































    http://www.roadamerica.com/



    Elkhart Lake Summer Houses






    Historic Elkhart Lake All Saints 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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    Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive
    New Fane
    Saint John Lutheran Church
    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
    1880 Catholic Church
    KMS Drive
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    In Spring 2006
    this New Prospect 1876 General Store (Zahn's Trading Post)
    had scenes 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.






    Inside the Dundee Mill










    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 aired November 19, 2006.

    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 electricity per year.





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    Dundee Mountain, Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive



    Dundee Outhouse



    Long Lake, Dundee






























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    Hwy 45 Farm

    At one time in Wisconsin history,
    barns were tools to make a living, and were very well maintained.

    In the present, barn have lost much usefulness, as more modern building have replaced them.
    Many barns lay vacant, while others are used for storage.

    A survey by the American Farmland Trust
    ranked the Upper Midwest as the third most-threatened agricultural region in the nation,
    after central California and parts of the Northeast.
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    This Rustic Road photo was shot about 20 miles north of the Rally site near Saint Killian.
    http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/...sticroad82.htm
    The dog is a 9 pound Toy Poodle mix named Buddy.
    Buddy has been a tank bag dog for 10 years.


    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."


    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.

    I have lived in this area for over half a century (Holy Cow).
    In my lifetime I have seen many changes, much like many other areas in the US.
    The big houses moved north, many of the small farms and farmers are getting older, and the scenery is changing.
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    North Branch Milwaukee River

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    Dundee Farm





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