I must admit Wausau, my hometown, is not far from Shawano and I have visited the town a few times. Somehow I missed the fact that this town hosts a massive lake, Lake Shawano, occupying about 6,178 acres! I think I missed it because I had not been on Hwy 22 before, just in the city. She is a hard water drainage lake with multiple ink lets and one major outlet, the Wolf River. There is a dam on the Wolf River in the city that raises the levels of the lake. As usual, I was late and in a jury to get home, so I only got a couple shots. But boy, what a huge lake. Frankly I was surprised.
Hard to see on this latter photo, but I was taken by each dock along the way sporting the American flag. Good people I thought. Back to the drawing board on this lake next time over there.
While driving along CH C near Beech Rd. on my way to Chase, I spotted this elk farm, the Pensaukee Springs Elk Farm, in Angelica. The farm sells elk meat in the form of burgers, hot sticks, mild sticks and steak. You can call 715-758-8313.
While traveling west through central Shawano County on Beech Road the land was exceedingly flat, part of the Central Plains Geographic Province. Well look, this is not Mt. Everest, but I must admit I was surprised to see this lonely hill just popping up from the landscape. I took this shot looking west from N. Broadway and Beech. I wish I had time to research why it’s there, though now that my mind was tweaked, I did see a few others as I kept on heading west. Neat.
The Red River viewed from Camp 26 Road on the Menominee Reservation.
The “Old Hutchins Barn” on Elm Road near Park Ave. I did an article about this old farm complex, “A most interesting old barn in small town Hutchins.”
These sculptures are on display on the corner of Main and Green Bay Streets in downtown Shawano. They were sculpted by Pomeroy of Billings, Montana to remind people of their heritage.
Ice fishing on Upper Red Lake
A group of whitetails making their way across an open field on CH D south of CH N between Birnamwood and Bowler
Soup’s on at the Matsche Farm at CH N in the Town of Almon
Opper’s Mallard Acres on State Road CH N in Birnamwood
Forbidding skies of multiple weather patters and cloud formations on Maplewood Rd. east of Birnamwood