Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Huge Boulder of Basalt Rock

Popular Mechanics, October 1909
From our oddities department- how the Nicolet Monument in Smith Park was included in a magazine story entitled American Freak Monuments, I'll never know.  It would take up too much space to show the whole story but a feature about monuments to dead pets, real estate agents, and blacksmiths among others, must have required a lot of filler in order to include our monument.  Really?  By the way, this is the first time I've seen the monument referenced as being made of "Winnebago Stone" or "Spirit Rock." 

You can read it and judge for yourself at:

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