I found a wonderful book in the Janke Bookstore in Wausau, entitled, “Wisconsin’s Lost Towns,” by Rhonda Fochs. For those of you who enjoy steeping yourself in history and memories of the past, this is a gem. Ms. Fochs assembled old photos and stories about many lost towns, some “ghost towns,” in Wisconsin. I commend it to you.
“Each and every one is special, as were the people who lived there and brought them to life. By sharing their stories, we keep the people and the towns alive.”
Normally, most of us would not visit these towns. I will try to visit as many as I can. Thus far, I have visited:
Go to the menu to the left, click on “Lost Towns,” and select the one(s) you want to see.
“The people who lived there, the people who brought it to life are gone, except from the heart. My Aunt Charlotte once wrote, “ ‘Land is land. It is the people who are the history makers.’ “