Our guide shut off the electric lights to demonstrate total darkness and then the light available to the early miners.
A Kohler two cycle racer required attention in the paddock.
Burt Levy hawked his books in the paddock. His novels include The Last Open Road, Montezuma’s Ferrari, The Fabulous Trashwagon, Toly’s Ghost and The 200 MPH Steamroller.
The second driver of an enduro anxiously awaited the arrival of his ride in pit lane. This was a two hour enduro race that required three pit stops and a driver change.
Shared quality time.
John lounges with a cup of coffee near the pub in the Fox Cities British Car Club clubhouse.
The blacksmith at the Dockstader shop struck a length of heated iron to shape it.
At the Herrling Sawmill we watched a reciprocal saw cut a long board from a log. A turbine on the Mullet River furnished power. The sawdust was put to good use insulating packed winter ice blocks for use throughout the summer before the invention of refrigerators.
The fancy shawl dance represents the opening of a cocoon just as a butterfly emerges. Beautiful colors and elegant beading, fringes and embroidery comprise the women’s fancy dance regalia. Elaborate jewelry, feathers, beaded moccasins and leggings are also worn.
The jingle or prayer dress is based upon various legends involving a young girl and her grandfather. One Ojibwa version tells of a granddaughter who feared her sick grandfather was dying. She sought aid from a medicine man who instructed her to make a dress that contained tins that would jingle when she danced so the grandfather would be calmed. The dance had to be neither fast nor slow but graceful. The grandfather saw her dance and was healed.
To ensure connection with Mother Earth, one foot must always be in contact with the ground during the dance.
This young boy participated in the junior men’s division for the fancy dance competition.
Dancers performed with passion as they competed in the pow-wow.
The Woodland Bowl in Keshena, WI is a natural stadium arena with bleachers and steps erected into the hillsides and trees adorning the level performance area. This is the site of the Menominee Contest Pow-wow which drew contestants and spectators from across the nation and Canada.
John and Dan peruse a program from another 1963 production, The Rivalry. They portrayed Douglas and Lincoln respectively in the play based on the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
John was about to give greenroom notes to his adolescent actors before a performance of Inherit the Wind. This is a 1970s photo scanned and processed and no, John was not in costume.
This small old time band and its director looked and sounded very professional. A lively rendition of The Little Brown Jug was apparently inspired by the contents of its namesake which was placed handily at the feet of the clarinet player.
Object of his desire: Patrons! This is a ghost town!
A practitioner of an oriental pleasure.
This woodland nymph crocheted a metallic web-like chain mail masterpiece.
She could be Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
We found fire to be a strange choice for lunch.
Soap bubbles floated around the fair.
At the reenactment we found a friend who is involved with these activites.