Zeb and Soapy Visit Wisconsin Concrete Park

Driving in Phillips, Wisconsin, we had to turn around.    Wisconsin Concrete Park looked so interesting, we had to see it.   Here is the Friends of Fred Smith Veterans Monument.

Friends of Fred Smith Veterans Monument

Friends of Fred Smith Veterans Monument

This statue is Iwo Jima.

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima

Look at this one.

Budweiser Wagon

Budweiser Wagon

It is the Budweiser Wagon, with the dog, Spuds!   Wisconsin native, Fred Smith worked as a lumberjack.   When he retired at age 63, he taught himself how to build sculptures.   He created over 200 statues that are here, near his home.   He made concrete sculptures for about 15 years.    He passed away in 1976, 90 years after his birth.   This is what we saw driving on the highway.

So many sculptures

So many sculptures

This sculpture of Paul Bunyan is the tallest in the park.

Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan

Of course, we need lumberjacks here also.   Zeb and Soapy are on the saw.

Wisconsin lumberjacks

Wisconsin lumberjacks

In the north woods, fishing is popular, so here is the fish.

A fish

A fish

This is one of several horse drawn carts in the park.

Let's go for a ride

Let’s go for a ride

Nice way to travel.   Another group of animals.

Great group

Great group

The movie Ben Hur is featured here.

From Ben Hur

From Ben Hur

Honoring Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln here.

Lincoln Todd Monument

Lincoln Todd Monument

The sign says this is the second statue of its kind.    A similar granite statue is in Racine, Wisconsin, but it was not made by Fred Smith.   We liked this deer.

We like this deer

We like this deer

Of course, fireplaces are so relaxing.

Peaceful fireplace

Peaceful fireplace

We, Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck, have never seen anything like this.   It is fascinating.   For more information visit http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org   If you are near Phillips, Wisconsin, we hope you stop and walk through this park.

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