Giant Fiberglass Statues: Do You Know the Wisconsin Dell’s Muffler Man?

Hiawatha Fiberglass Statue

By Mary Fairchild (updated 10/2015) Until recently, this Muffler Man had been behind the Mobil Station near the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.  Now he’s all groomed, repainted and stands “all lit up” by the Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille.  These giant fiberglass statues were designed to draw the attention of tourists in the latter half of the[Read more]

Kayaking the Apostle Islands: Kennedys, Native Americans, Religion, and Myth

Apostle Islands

By Mary Fairchild Paddling around Eagle Island, 2009; the island is protected by Critical Species Natural Area. Last fall, on September 24th, Chequamegon Bay JFK Day marked Kennedy’s visit to the Apostle Islands area thirty years ago (Sept. 24, 1963).  Chequamegon was applied to the region by traders and missionaries which derives from a Chippewa(Ojibwe) word,[Read more]