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The Highground is about healing

Parents who love their children, comrades in arms who love their fellow Veterans, Families and Friends, etc.  All of these people share their love at the Highground.

Come join us this Saturday July 20th at the Persian Gulf Memorial.

See you there!

Bridge to Buncombe

The G & SW RR. traveled through Buncombe, WI.  It was built of the 3′ gauge by the Galena and Southern Wisconsin Railroad and reached Platteville, Wisconsin by January 1, 1875.

A 350-foot long tunnel was constructed east of Buncombe to avoid placing the track along the winding Fever River. The northern opening of the tunnel is still visible.

In the heyday of the G & SW, Benton was visited with four passenger trains daily. As railway traffic decreased and the section between Benton and Galena suffered a number of washouts, it was abandoned in 1938.

The former community of Buncombe was located just to the west of the turn onto Kennedy Road, where the Bull and the Hardscrabble Branches join the Fever River. Although the little community of Buncombe was served by a post office from 1875 to 1903, today only a few broken foundations remain where once a store, school, and several houses existed well into the 1950s.

Railroads

Wisconsin Railroads 2019

Most people “know” about railroads in Wisconsin: locomotives, cabooses, depots, train whistles, etc.  But I want to show you about the early “railroads” in Wisconsin. The ones that aren’t there anymore, or can barely be seen.

I grew up next to the Milwaukee Road and have loved everything about trains ever since.

This summer 2019, I’d like to bring you a little bit deeper into the world of trains. What about the ghost trains, ghost towns and near ghost towns of Wisconsin.

Let’s start with Southwestern Wisconsin.

Nancy and I will explore Southwestern Wisconsin and let you know what we find…

The Highground 2019

Once the snow melts, we’ll be traveling to The Highground to photograph families and friends who gather for Stone Ceremonies on Saturdays.

The Highground is in Neillsville, WI. It is a 155 acre manned Veteran’s Memorial Park that pays tribute to the fallen, and honors the living and all who gave service and sacrifice for our country.

During the year, I will keep you posted as to the different people, memorials, ceremonies and events that make The Highground such a special place to visit.

The Highground website is: https://www.thehighground.us

Everybody has a story worth telling…

...and I’d like to tell yours

Everybody has a story worth telling…

...and I’d like to tell yours