The Rural Arts Museum in Colby is a local attraction. The Log Home was used for almost a century before it was moved to the museum
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0 Hudson, Wis
Old Yellowstone Trail causeway which led to the toll bridge to Minnesota.
Now a long fishing pier at the downtown city park.
St. Croix Co. National Register properties are listed at
Dunn Co. National Register properties are listed at
There is an excellent artical about the tourist camp in Menomonie in the 1920s:
72.6 Eau Claire
85.8 Chippewa Falls
Chippewa Co. National Register properties are listed at http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WI/Chippewa/state.html
There are no properties listed on the National Register along the YT in Clark Co.
144.3 Colby The Rural Arts Museum in Colby is a local attraction. The Log Home was used for almost a century before it was moved to the museum
There are no properties listed on the National Register along the YT in Marathon Co.
Just north of town and a short distance from the YT (Hwy 13) and south east of Spencer is Foxfire, a delightful garden with flowing water, greenery, and sculptures.(2009 -- Foxfire is currently closed.)
The Parkin Ice Cream Company, downtown Marshfield, is in a 1941 building which replaced the original one destroyed by fire. Building was recently added to Wisconsin Register of Historic Places and converted to a restaurant and brewpub. Visit http://ci.marshfield.wi.us/planning/?id=10105.
188.7 Junction City
201.5 Stevens Point
Portage Co. National Register properties are listed at http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WI/Portage/state.html
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~220 Egle 1850 house and log cabin. On the west side of US 10 just south of the intersection with Co A.
Waupaca Co. National Register properties are listed at http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WI/Waupaca/state.html
Local Museum in the old hotel Now Gone. As is big museum – Burned recently.
Note: Mileages are messy from Fremont to Oshkosh because of changes of original route. See maps.
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299.6 North Fond du Lac See a special History of the Yellowstone Garage by Mark Mowbray
301.3 Fond du Lac
Dodge Co. National Register properties are listed at http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WI/state.html#pickem
To the east -- West Bend and Kewaskum. Home of West Bend Company and Regal Ware.
Visit the West Bend museum. See http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/regal-ware-museum/
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336.2 Slinger (Schleisingerville)
Washington Co. National Register properties are listed at http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WI/Washington/state.html
Hartford, home of the Kissel Kar, is five miles west of Slinger. An historic marker at Hwy. 60, intersection of Sumner St. and Marine Dr. reads: The Kissel Motor Car Co. was located across the river from this site, manufacturing one of the world's first custom-built cars, originally called "Badger," then "Kissel Kar," and finally during World War I, "Kissel." The Kissel family's own steam car inspired brothers George and William to begin the businesswith a capital of $50.00, acquiring a state charter on June 5, 1906. The company, years ahead of the industry in design, produced coupes, limousines, semi-touring and semi-racer types, and trucks priced from $1,500 to $45,000. The Gold Bug, Kissel Speedster, and White Eagle Speedster models achieved international acclaim and brought celebrity purchasers to Hartford. The company reached its peak during the 1920s, having a capital stock of over $1,000,000 and producing in one year over 6,000 "Kissel" cars and trucks. Car production ceased in the late 1930s, during the Depression. The car is now a prized collector's item. Erected 1965
Harford is also the home of The Hartford Heritage Auto Museum, http://www.classicar.com/museums/hartford/hartford.htm
353.8 Menomonee Falls
Milwaukee Co. National Register properties are listed at http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WI/Milwaukee/state.html
The name of Lloyd R. Smith never appeared in the annals of automotive history alongside Alfred P. Sloan, B.F. Goodrich, and Henry Ford. Sloan was the brilliant business manager who built General Motors into a powerful industrial company. Goodrich designed long-lasting rubber tires. Henry Ford made practical automobiles affordable to the middle class. Sloan, Goodrich, Ford—each of them a giant in automotive lore, each of them a prominent figure in American business and commerce, each of them directly responsible for creating and perpetuating America's most enduring consumer product.
In 1913, Lloyd Smith was heading a rather mundane factory operation in Milwaukee, watching his workers cut and shape automobile frames at the rate of 10 a day. As word of Henry Ford's new automobile assembly line spread, Smith contemplated automating his frame manufacturing process. He gathered together his engineers and challenged them to design a completely automated process by which auto frames were gripped, sized, punched, riveted, painted, and placed in a freight car in one continuous operation. In 1921, Lloyd Smith's dream became reality, as he went online with his automatic plant that turned out 10,000 automobile frames a day. Given the increased production capability, the A.O. Smith Corp. was able to fill large orders from Ford, Buick, and several other automobile manufacturers, which succeeded in speeding up auto production and product delivery time to an eager marketplace. The site where the plant stood has been designated an ASME National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark. http://www.memagazine.org/backissues/april05/features/wheeling/wheeling.html
The Harley-Davidson Museum™
400 Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201 Tickets
Adult (18-64 years): $16
Child (5-17 years): $10
Child (under 5): Free
Student (with valid student ID): $12
Senior (65+ years): $12
A number of YT road signs have been installed in Cudahy. Motivated by Trailman Monson
380.5 South Milwaukee
A number of YT road signs have been installed in South Milwaukee. Motivated by Trailman Monson
383 Oak Creek
Racine Co. National Register properties are listed at http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WI/Racine/state.html
See the statue of Mary Todd Lincoln and President Lincoln. The work stands in Racine's East Park. For more information see: http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln39.html
405.7 Kenosha, Wis
Keep Exploring History! Walk the streets of Kenosha's Four National Register Historic Districts to re-live life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You'll walk away with a new appreciation for architecture and history
The Kenosha Public Museum offers a hands-on discovery room for children, and the child in all of us
Kenosha Co. National Register properties are listed at http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WI/Kenosha/state.html
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