Tag Archives: Wisconsin Historical Society

The Bachelors – Coming to the Opera 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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Brain Games Winner Leads Photographical Mystery Tour

If you enjoy old houses, histories and mysteries, then you’re in for a treat! Sunday afternoon April 21st is a very special Mineral Point Historical Society Lyceum at the Opera House.  (This is the event that was cancelled back in January due to weather.) … Continue reading

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Keeper of the Past

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Contributed by Susan Webb Mary Alice Moore used to teach Mineral Point’s youngest residents their numbers and letters. Now, as curator of the Mineral Point Archives, her subject matter is Mineral Point history, including our old buildings and ancestors. Below is … Continue reading

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High Street Beasts

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Two mainstays on High Street ~ MEET LENNY In 1997 as the Leonid Meteor shower lit up the sky, a skin and bones kitty wandered into High Street’s Sirius Sunlight Glass Studio.  Store owners Chuck Pound and Jill Engels adopted the cat and named him … Continue reading

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Two Cows Taking A Walk

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Remember this scene from The Jerk? Well that’s what it was like this week when the new Visitor Guides arrived. It’s possible that we’re biased, but we’re pretty sure Mineral Point, Wisconsin has the Greatest Visitor Guides in the History of … Continue reading

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