Tag Archives: Frank Beaman

Railroad Depot – A Resurrection

It’s a pre-Civil War railroad depot, recognized as the oldest train station in Wisconsin and the oldest surviving structure of the Milwaukee Road. It’s amazing the building still stands! In 1998, after 142 years in the weather, the depot’s two-foot … Continue reading

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Heritage Tourism In Mineral Point

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The people who watch such things say 81 percent of the traveling public are “heritage tourists,” who seek to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories of settlers of the past and present. Mineral Point, recognized in … Continue reading

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“In The Vernacular”

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“The Best Main Street in America” is how Professor of Vernacular Architecture Thomas Carter described Mineral Point’s High Street. Last summer, vernacular architects from all over the country descended on Mineral Point to look at our well-preserved buildings. So you … Continue reading

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The House That Joseph Built…

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When the merchant Joseph Gundry built his big home on an eleven-acre hilltop in the heart of Mineral Point, guests in horse-drawn carriages were welcomed on the broad front porch of the mansion. That was 1868. In the hot summer … Continue reading

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Mineral Point’s Whacked-Out Water Tower

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From a few miles away, you know it’s Mineral Point when you spot the water tower. “A martini glass,” some say. Others will give you less fanciful descriptions of the white cone-shaped tank that sits high atop a narrow steel … Continue reading

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