I hadn't been to Kaukauna before and now I've been there twice but haven't had time for a proper look around either time.
|Mellen State Bank|
Tuesday I'll be back in the far north for the day, just a ways down the road from tiny towns straight out of the past. I've never seen an old bank as small as the one in Mellen (population 731) except in old Western movies. Since the 1920's Mellen's population keeps shrinking and is now less than half of what it was a century ago. But murals have made their way to the tiny towns in the far north, like the one that wrapped around the automotive garage in Butternut. Butternut's population was 375 at the last census, but they found a way to honor their history and I for one appreciated it. Not much change in towns like these, and sometimes that's okay, right?
Appleton, on the other hand, continues to grow, as does most of Central Wisconsin. For a larger city it's crime statistics are pretty low, even by Wisconsin standards. Perhaps they are adhering to the philosophy on the mural in downtown that urges passersby to "be the change". I thought they should spell it "bee the change" considering a large bee hovers nearby, but what do I know?
Posts for every day of the week this week, I'm hoping! Linking up to Monday Mural.