Most People Have No Idea This Historic City In Wisconsin Even Exists
By Ben Jones|Published August 01, 2022
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
The miners are long gone and Wisconsin’s lead and zinc mines have been closed for decades. But you might not think so if you stepped into a little town called Pendarvis. The historic city in Wisconsin is a collection of buildings built by Cornish immigrants in the early 1800s – they were saved from destruction years later and are now protected forever and are open to visitors who want to explore a bit of the state’s rich mining history. Here’s what’s waiting for you at Pendarvis.