Traveling on Hwy 8 east of Ladysmith, in the town of Tony, I spotted a Bison farm. There are about 150 Bison producers in Wisconsin with about 10,000 animals. Many people prefer it to beef.
In her day, when the logging industry was strong, Ladysmith was a booming rail center. This station was built by the Soo Line and now is used by Canadian National for offices.
This is “Old Smokey,” a Soo Line steam engine SOO 1011 Model 2-8-2. The Soo Line had several engines with this number, but the engine in Ladysmith is arguably the most famous.
Soo Line 500A on display.
Ladysmith is on the Flambeau River, frozen thick during winter in this scene