I was heading on Hwy 73 through northeast Marquette County and came across what turned out to be not a neat view but an important location in the town of Neshkoro. The building to the left is the old Neshkoro Feed Mill which now hosts the Coffee Mill. It also overlooks what is known as the Nesjkoro Mill Pond, which is a nice sized lake created by a dam located between the feed milll and the red brick building, which is a hydroelectric plant. The dam is holding the White River. Some people have gathered to do some fishing here and just hang out.
Driving along Hwy 23 I had just left Adams County, crossed into southwestern Marquette County, and came across a delightful small town, Briggsville on the eastern end of Mason Lake. There is a small dam in Briggsville that creates Mason Lake, which you see here. The lake is fed by Neenah Creek. The lake extends westward into Adams County.
I had been driving through some very rural areas, and was a bit surprised by Briggsville. I parked my car and walked around for a while. It’s really a neat little town. It was late May, and the people were enjoying the birth of spring. I like seeing scenes like this.
I loved this gentleman. He was standing in front of the local deli handing out poppies. It was May 24 with Memorial Day around the corner. He was with Briggsville American Legion Post 329. Since I am retired USAF, we chatted for a while. I lost my notes so do not have his name. A very man though indeed.
It was a warm day, and I sure wanted to go into Foxy’s, but still had a drive ahead of me so I will have to come back.
I was heading into Westfield and spotted this barn, which I call the “Graffiti Barn.” Neat
This is a photo of Westfield at the Westfield Pond Dam 9. I took this shot from the grounds of a war memorial across the pond.
These are the grounds of the Westfield War Memorial. As a retired military man, I can say this was an inspiring effort by the community.You can see that the pond is just off to the left.
“All gave some. Some gave all.” Dedicated in 2005.
In my opinion, one of the more wonderful aspects of the memorial park was this area where families can come together and admire the beauty of the day. I talked with these people, grandpa-grandma right down to the grandchildren, great family outing.