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BAY WINDOWS & VULCAN'S FORGE
by Bonnie Bergman in Washburn, Wisconsin
Photographed by Rod & Judy Ness of Hermantown, Minnesota
Vulcan's Forge

Vulcan's Forge
Rod Ness

Washburn, Wisconsin, is located on the western shores of Chequamegon Bay on Lake Superior. Known as "Monolith City" for its 115-foot brownstone obelisk that was cut from a nearby quarry in 1892, at one time it also boasted the largest dynamite factory in the world. A number of historic brownstone buildings remain and can be seen on this virtual tour.

This illusionary mural was completed in 1996 on the front wall of the original building of the Washburn Iron Works and was the joint project of the Chequamegon Arts Council, Bonnie Bergman, and the staff and students of the Northland College Lifelong Learning Center. The mural is located at 112 E Bayfield Street (State Route 13) between Ashland and Bayfield.

From Bonnie Bergman's Web site: "…Bonnie Bergman has brush, will travel, will paint your town, your room, your portrait…. Collaboration is her specialty and the sky is not her limit. Her prices are reasonable because she's not dead yet…"

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Photographed by Rod & Judy Ness, June 17, 2006
Posted on RoadTrip America 6/06

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