The main hall of Lawrence University as seen through the railroad swing trestle bridge.
Billowing cottony seeds from the many cottonwood trees along the trail fall like snow in the winter
Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin as seen from the Fox River Trail.
Glowing neon signs lit up the night advertising shops, restaurants, beer brands, auto dealerships and fraternal lodges in earlier decades before the era of LEDs and flat screens. A collection of neon signs owned by Jed Schleisner of Greenville, WI, is on display at Appleton’s Castle Museum.
Left all by myself to browse the library stacks at my leisure.
Enchanted Purple Temple of Bali, paper tapestry by Louise Petzold Bali, displayed in the Center. Looks like Lois’ artwork has some competition.
Lois created this priceless work of art on paper she recycled in an electric blender in the children’s lab. Here she is blotter drying her project before placing it into a press and then into an electric drier.
A paper flower made from recycled paper found in the center’s children’s lab pretends to thrive in the sunlight as the Fox River flows by in the background.
We learned that Wisconsin is the number one state in United States paper production.
The Paper Discovery Center, located in the old Atlas paper mill building in Appleton, WI, offers children the opportunity to learn about paper making, a very important industry in the Fox Valley. The center contains displays, models, simple hands-on working machines as well as a lab where they can make their own recycled paper.