Category Archives: History

A new guide in town

Every year about this time, the new Visitor Guide arrives in town. The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 2016 edition, which features cover art by Mineral Point artist, Jan Johnson. Within its pages you will also find some playful … Continue reading

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Mineral Point: An Under-The-Radar Retreat

This weekend, Mineral Point, Wisconsin is proud to host these students and two faculty members  – Nick Lowe and Mark Jeffery — from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).  They are here to meet local artists, research … Continue reading

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Location-Location: Max Fernekes Mineral Point 1940 and Now

Max Fernekes (1905-1984) was one of Mineral Point’s first artist residents, paving the way for future generations that have transformed Mineral Point into an artists’ haven. Max’s drawings, paintings and prints are a beautiful record of Mineral Point in the … Continue reading

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Everybody into the Pool!

Originally posted on High Street Beat:
This year, 2015 marks the 78th anniversary of the pool at Soldiers Memorial Park. As the third generation of Pointers prepares to dive into the pool – which opens  Friday at 1 p.m. –…

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An $11 Play About a $10 House

In the midst of the Great Depression, Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum paid $10 for a crumbling stone house on Mineral Point’s Shake Rag Street. They not only managed to restore the building – thus starting a preservation effort in … Continue reading

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