Concrete Park? What in the heck is a concrete park you might be asking.......that doesn't sound like a lot of fun. Fred Smith's concrete park is a unique display of unusual art in a small town in northern Wisconsin. On our way home from our Minocqua visit Carolee and I took a detour so I could show her this display.
"In 1948, at age 62, Price County native Fred Smith began creating what is known today as the Wisconsin Concrete Park. Smith, a lumberjack, tavern owner, farmer, and dance hall musician, created over 230 figures depicting his vision of the local culture and the world. His work is considered by experts to be one of America’s most unique displays of folk art. Smith’s characters came from local legend and personal acquaintances as well as legendary heroes. His most widely recognized statues include Ben Hur, the Lincolns, Sacajawea, and Paul Bunyan."
If you are ever in the Phillips area stop in for a free look!
Twenty-eight years ago I stopped in with my mother and children.
Yup, this is me....long hair and tiny waist.
Still me.....28 years makes a difference. Short, light hair and a thick waist. By the horse's head again...somethings don't change.
Yes, these are the Budweiser horses.
Up close and personal.
There are hundreds of various statues made from cement, broken glass, and other pieces of junk.
Mere words can not describe this view, so I won't even try.
Have a great pre-Thanksgiving weekend!!!