BOOM! The sun is shining, the clouds are puffy, the breezes are light and warm, the history is rich, the people are welcoming in Mineral Point, Wisconsin–the place “Where Wisconsin Began”–and we are happy to be here.
Back in the early 19th century lead was discovered in the ground. . .the lead deposits were shallow making them easy to mine. . .this drew lots of miners hoping to score some lead cash. . .many of these miners were from the Cornwall area of England. . .the Cornwallians came here, mined, thrived, built many structures in a Cornwall style using blocks of limestone from quarries here, and the city of Mineral Point was born.
Today many of the ancestors of these original miners still reside here. . .they treasure the limestone buildings restoring and preserving as many of them as they can. . .they work hard to maintain the charm and serenity of this place, and we are honored to be able to spend time here. If you ever find yourself tooling around in southwestern Wisconsin, then be sure to stop in town, visit Orchard Lawn, have lunch at the Red Rooster Cafe, pay tribute to the area farmers who grow your food, and send vibes of gratitude that this place exists and that you are lucky enough to have found it.
I send you well-grounded vibes from Mineral Point, Wisconsin. . .feel them. . .they are full of warmth and strength.
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It’s lovely out there.