A few scenes from the Columbus Antique Mall. Had as much fun looking at the old buildings as I did the items for sale.View more →
Tag Archives: History
Inside the Garver Feed Mill
I finally got a chance to capture unique beauty of the repurposed Garver Feed Mill.View more →
C&NW Railway lantern
Last week I came across this antique from my favorite railroad, The Chicago & North Western Railway, and just had to buy it. Looking at the lamp, I wonder about all of the people who carried and used it while working for the C&NW. Where along the tracks of the railroad did this lamp light their way?View more →
Petroglyphs at Roche-A-Cri
As early as 900 A.D., native peoples carved petroglyphs and pictographs into the sandstone at Roche-A-Cri State Park. You will also find carvings from people of European descent (as well as few pieces of modern graffiti).
Milwaukee Street barn
The mighty Saturn V
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. That was the first major news event that I can remember experiencing as it happened. I was almost 8 years old. I vividly recall watching that grainy video of Neil Armstrong taking those first steps off the LEM. What wonderful fuel for a child’s imagination!
To commemorate this anniversary, I built a Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V kit. 1969 pieces in 12 bags. I decided to build one bag a day, and document my progress. All the photos below were taken after each bag was complete.View more →
Garver Feed Mill
Renovations to Madison’s historic Garver Feed Mill are moving along. Aren’t old buildings wonderful? I took this through the construction fence. Wish I could shoot some pics from the inside.
Baileys Harbor range lights
These range lights are a part of The Ridges Sanctuary, a wonderful spot to hike, experience nature, and just relax while you watch the rhythms of Lake Michigan.
History on the Bearskin Trail
With its gorgeous views of northern Wisconsin, and easy biking, there is a lot to love about the Bearskin State Trail. What I love the most however, is the wonderful history that looms over the trail. It was built on a former Milwaukee Road rail bed (and 13 trestles). As you enter at the trail head in Minocqua and cross the trestle over Lake Minocqua, it’s easy to get thrown back in time.