Category Archives: Cheeseland

In The News, January 16

Bayfield County Press, January 16, 1897 One of the largest logs ever cut in this vicinity was cut by Alex Gingles, who is logging on Sand Island. It was a butt log sixteen feet long and measured fifty-two inches at … Continue reading

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Spring In January At Mt. Ashwabay

Nothing like 3 km on the Sugar Bush Trail to celebrate a record-setting nice day and lift the spirits while working on a piece that’s even harder to write than Sad Christmas on Basswood Island. We were also hoping to … Continue reading

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On The Hillside This Afternoon

When I took my walk through the cemetery today, I saw that even though the snow was less than 24 hours old, someone had already brushed it from the grave of a war hero. I won’t even mention which hero. … Continue reading

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In The News This Date- Special Gubernatorial Edition

Yes, let’s clean up Hurley for New Year’s Eve, Mr. Governor. After that, Hayward and hell will be a snap. You do have cojones so early in your term, Mr. Governor. I’ll admit that. Washburn Times, December 30, 1926 29 … Continue reading

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Ice From The Graveyard

Ice in the middle of Chequamegon Bay- first time from our hillside this winter! Well, I’m pretty sure that’s ice. Honest. Amazing but not surprising how little effect holding a 140-lb dog’s leash has on a long exposure, innit? We … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning At The Ranger Station

Yeah, hey Nelson. Yeah, hey. Good bear. Good bear. Um, yeah, good morning, dogs. Hey guys. Good guys.  I’ll be right there. Yes, Nelson, that’s right, that’s my foot. Definitely. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Hey man – … Continue reading

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And In The News, September 30 – Special Bulletin

Washburn Times, September 30, 1926 Trapped Miners Found Safe After Five Days After being trapped in the Pabst mine at Ironwood for five days, 43 miners were rescued late Wednesday afternoon when workmen succeeded in removing the dirt and rock … Continue reading

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The Culvert At Houghton Creek

Took a walk on this beautiful autumn Sunday in the new Houghton Falls Nature Preserve, a couple of miles outside of Washburn. I had been there with Nelson earlier in the week, but something spooked the big guy halfway down … Continue reading

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Gichigami’s In A Mood

Near-shore marine forecast for tomorrow: MONDAY…W WIND 20 TO 25 KT…WITH A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS OVER 35 KT. WAVES 6 TO 8 FT. And Ranger Sue had a Manitou Island trip scheduled for tomorrow morning. I don’t think so.

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Proud To Be A Badger

There are days when my heart beats with pride for my adopted state: a land where tofu dare not show its face. A Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger? Only at the State Fair Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Aug 6, 2010 Between the cream puffs … Continue reading

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May The Schwartz Be With You

Monster at the Washburn marina the last couple of evenings: the Corps of Engineer’s giant derrick H.J. Schwartz. So how does one move very large rocks into position on a Lake Superior breakwater? Use the Schwartz, Luke!

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UFO Coverup?

Buried in the “Police Report” section of the Ashland Daily Press, July 21, 2010: Wednesday July 14, 10:54 AM. Suspicious activity: caller reported seeing what appeared to be a blue inner tube with a pink top come down out of … Continue reading

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