Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Busy Little Neshkoro
Neshkoro is a niblet of a town in Marquette County just south of the center of the state of Wisconsin. Founded around 1848, its name supposedly comes from two early settlers, Mr. Nash and Mr. Kora. As is true of much of the state, German Settlers were drawn to the area because the climate and terrain were similar to the Homeland. At one time, Neshkora boasted a foundry, brick manufacturer, harness shop, meat market, mercantile shop, woolen mill, and grist mill.
I’ve driven through it maybe a dozen times over the years, and never gave it much of a thought. When Hubby and I drove through Neshkora a few weeks ago, however, the town was hosting its annual Scarecrow Festival. Crowds were flooding the Park to vote for their favorite scarecrow.
We were a bit overwhelmed, so we wandered from the fray and discovered the historic dam.
More wandering brought us past one of the several murals in town (their website hasn’t been updated in a while).
But it was actually pretty brisk outside and like I said we were just passing through on our way to bigger and better things (as hard as that is to believe).
A cute little town nonetheless. I’ll have to stop again some time.