But the classic barns, even ones fighting to stay upright, are a part of our culture here.Wisconsin has a rich history of barn architecture, and many in the state are faced with whether to preserve their barn or not.I think the property is owned by a Baldwin and it is on Hwy 33 about 2 miles from where Wild Cat Mountain Park starts--there is a cemetery just a bit before it in the same valley--a rare African American cemetery where many of the local people of African American descent are still buried--this valley was called Cheyenne Valley and several of the early homesteaders were African Americans who came up from the underground railroad.The Burr Westlyn Church (church I grew up in nearby) was one of the churches supporting the underground railroad so I figure that's why they settled here.Returning back toward Tomahawk, I spotted this neat old barn in a very well kept field off to the side of the road. After seeing so much wilderness, this surprised me.
This was a great area to explore, south Mindoro, on Hwy 108, we spotted this one on Severson Coulee Rd. We were on our way back to Wausau, with some sightseeing in between, and I have to tell you, you drive through that Illinois for hour after hour, and then come across this barn scene at W1063 in the Town of Rubicon, Dodge County, and first you know you are back in Wisconsin, and second you are really happy to be back in Wisconsin. Chase, Wisconsin is about 20 miles northwest of Green Bay in Oconto County.Co-workers don't always get along, and the same rule applies for co-stars in major Hollywood productions.Despite the chemistry that these actors had on screen, they didn't always get along when the cameras weren't running.His name is Bob Calmes — you'll see him, sort of, in the next photo of the barn scene I took, but this is he training Megan Originer on "Doc." He sold Fox Run and bought this farm.He bragged how beautiful it was during the Christmas holidays and urged me to come back and take a look, which I will.__________The lone ranger sitting out there in the field. I was in Vernon County, filled with hills and valleys.Well, this barn is a little ragged, could use some paint at some point, but she intrigued me.Built in 1900, it’s the KKJ Farm on the corner of CH D and Hagen Road in Buffalo County. We were on Walnut Road somewhere between Red Rock and Wiota, Lafayette County, and out of no where here shows up this marvelous round barn, in a setting that would knock your socks off.Rumor has it that once the cameras stopped rolling, these pairs of co-stars didn't even pretend to like one another. Editor's Note: This post has been updated from its original version.This editor confesses, as a city boy, to loving barns. Not the new, metal ones, though it is understandable why farmers are switching to them.South of Tomahawk in Lincoln County, and on the south side of the Spirit Flowage, is CH O, which runs parallel to the flowage. In typical “get lost ride” fashion, I turned to the left, to the south on Swamp Rd, a gravel road with plenty of pot holes and ruts!I stayed on Swamp for its full length and saw very few signs of human life.