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05 August 2004 @ 12:27 pm
Roadside Attractions I was subjected to entirely too much (for no reason)  
  • Fifield, WI - Champion Wood Tick Race
    The 21th Annual Race was held in May 2000, on the shores of the Flambeau River at the Oxbo Resort. In each heat, two ticks race from the center of a bullseye on the ground. Traditionally, the losing tick was smashed with the Mayor of Oxbo's gavel, ensuring that losing genes were not bred again. The final survivor is the World Champion Tick.

    A more recent report indicates that the race has moved indoors, and the individual tick's owner does the smashing honors. The Wood Tick Hall of Fame is in the Oxbo Resort. [roadsideamerica.com, 11/18/2000]

    Directions: West of Fifield, WI on Hwy 70.

  • Fifield, WI - Deer Statue
    At the intersection of State Route 13 and State Route 70 is a very large statue of a springing deer. It's about 10 feet high and 15 feet long. The deer is located in front of the Northwoods restaurant. [Jon Lachky, 08/10/2002]

  • Park Falls, WI - Corrugated Tube Man
    A manlike structure (perhaps 10 to 12 feet tall) nearly a variant of a Muffler Man. He is constructed of various sizes of galvanized corrugated steel tubing as used in drainage ditches, creek tunnels, and similar water-bearing uses. He wears a red cape to impart a super-hero type status. [Bill Cmelak, 08/17/2003]

    Directions: About two miles north of Park Falls, Wisconsin on the east side of Highway 13; approximately 50 feet off the highway.

    [RA: He appears to be a more peaceful, not-so-distant relative of Culvert Man....]

  • Phillips, WI - Concrete Park
roboduckyroboducky on August 6th, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC)
for many many years my family and i would spend a week of summer vacation at the scenic oxbo resort.

oh boy, those tick races were EXCITING