Small towns can produce some very big stars. Mineral Point, pop. 2,500, was the hometown of a star of the small screen who would go on to host top network game shows. He married a Hollywood icon and he got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Who was this star? Allen Ludden. If you’re a younger TV watcher you might not be familiar with Ludden, but he was a very, very big deal. Here’s what you need to know about Mineral Point, Allen Ludden’s home town.

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There’s a lot more history to explore in Mineral Point – its one of my favorite towns in southern Wisconsin. If you’re interested in exploring more history in Wisconsin, we can certainly point you to some of the state’s best small towns.

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