Mayville was originally settled in the mid 1800's by German immigrants, and of course the native American Potawotami, Fox and Ho-Chunk tribes. Wayne enjoyed the collection of insulators, having once collected them himself. I downsized when we moved from the farm, those things are heavy to pack and move, and they certainly would have no place in an RV when we retire!
We donated five dollars on our way out, and stopped into the old Brunke Cigar Factory from the late 1800's also on site to see what they had on display. The cigar rolling equipment was kind of neat, but my favorite thing was Mayville's first TV.
The size of the screen was barely larger than my hand. Can you imagine watching TV on that thing? And the picture reception was awful on top of being so small! Happy to be around in the twenty-first century when it comes to entertainment options. Speaking of entertainment, Mayville hosts "Audubon Days" the first weekend in October and one of the events is bed races. Cool!
Even though I'll be out of commission due to my surgery tomorrow I have a few posts in reserve and if I'm able to type in a few weeks I'll start getting to some posts about our wanderings in Wyoming in 2009. I've been behind in reading everyone else's posts, but it seems like posting in general has been fairly light so I assume everyone is out enjoying their summer travels and lots of details are soon to come.