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Old June 1st, 2012, 06:54 AM   #41
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wow! this is one great photo tour of the State.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:02 PM   #42
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Great tour! I'd love to see more such threads here actually. Those old homes are so beautiful and have obviously been shown a great deal of love and attention. Packed full of charm and character.


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Old June 11th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #43
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Thanks.

Western Wisconsin is a place that has no reputation whatsoever but in reality is really beautiful. Here are a few more shots that I didn't upload before. These are from rural Buffalo County, a bit north of Fountain City.










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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #44
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nice updates from Wisconsin...
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #45
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The barn pictured is just my idea of a how an American barn might look.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #46
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I really like those 19th century brick buildings, I hope that most of them are under some kind of historical protection?

Thanks for the photos, they have a kind of timeless feel - if it wasn't for a few modern details like motorcars etc, it's easy to imagine seeing a scene straight out of the 1950s or before. In particular those of Fountain City. Are little towns like this quite typical of the area?

Also, the natural scenery is superb.
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trempeleau 02 by afsmps, on Flickr

Unsurprising that an area such as this is called Trempealeau County! "Trempe ā l'eau" in French means "Dipping in water". Quite an appropriate name it would seem from these photos.
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Beautiful thread! Small-town America is amazing. I don't think foreigners realize that there are small towns like these with architectural jewels dotting every corner of the country.
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I really like those 19th century brick buildings, I hope that most of them are under some kind of historical protection?

Thanks for the photos, they have a kind of timeless feel - if it wasn't for a few modern details like motorcars etc, it's easy to imagine seeing a scene straight out of the 1950s or before. In particular those of Fountain City. Are little towns like this quite typical of the area?

Also, the natural scenery is superb.
It seems like about half the towns are like Fountain City, the other half are less interesting. I will definitely be spending more time in this area. Like Audiomuse said there are lots of interesting old small towns all over the US. Once you get out of the axis of the big cities most of small town America has been relatively stagnant for the last half century so a lot of these towns look like they are from another era.

I don't know the particulars of historical preservation in these places but in general most older buildings in small towns are not protected by preservation laws unless they are on specific registers of historic places. On the other hand in most towns the people have a lot of civic pride centered around their old buildings and they are usually owned by people who live in the community so the peer pressure to preserve and maintain them is strong. Small towns have different dynamics than cities, the fact that most of these buildings are not owned by faceless corporations changes everything. I grew up in a small town myself, if anyone had torn down any of the old buildings on Main Street they would have been lynched by their neighbors, or at least have had unpleasant conversations at the grocery store.

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Unsurprising that an area such as this is called Trempealeau County! "Trempe ā l'eau" in French means "Dipping in water". Quite an appropriate name it would seem from these photos.
The county gets its' name from this hill which is known as Trempealeau Mountain. French explorers probably thought it looked like a mountain dipped in water:

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