Monday, August 25, 2014

Streets of Hatchet Creek - Day 11

When you look on the map, you will think to yourself, “she hardly walked at all this time”. Yet, I must tell you the truth, I took 40 pictures. What can I say? Most of the pictures were in the Waterworks Park, a small, little-known park. And an old park.  

When I was in high school, circa late-1970s, we had our yearly German class picnic here. We played soccer on this field and I don’t remember there being any trees. My memories from high school tend to be pretty skewed though. 

After looking at the ponds in the park, 

I don’t know that it is sound advertising to include that second statement on this sign.
Anyway, the Water Park is in Frenchtown, which will get its own billing on another walk, but for now I want to show off the paper mill. 
It used to be THE place to work in town, or that is again my skewed memory as my dad worked there for 30 years, as did most of the dads of most of my friends.

The Bill Buedingen Training Center and the farthest south point of my walks.
I had to include this sign
 and this canoe coz they were cute. 
Then back to the Water Park, in case you need a garbage receptacle.
But not if you need to go to the bathroom, as the doors were boarded up.
Oh, yes, and I did walk farther than is shown in yellow on the map, as I crossed the Hwy 86 bridge over the Wisconsin River, which anyone who knows anything about Tomahawk would realize. 

See ya soon. 


Dick Klade said...

Bill Buedingen was a teacher and coach when I was in high school, and I think later superintendent of the paper mill. But I have no idea what the training center is about, or where it is. Can anyone add some detail about it?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a neat place to walk and think back. I love that looks like it might be a relic of the past, too. Enjoy your week and your walks my friend! Hugs!

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Bill Buedingen was mill superintendent for many years back in the 70's, I believe. The training center, owned by the paper mill, is just south of the Hwy 86 bridge. The mill puts on training sessions there for employees and others. I think it was built in the early 90's.