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It was mealtime on Mineral Point’s Shakerag Street, and I couldn’t help but think of a history lesson many Wisconsin kids learned in grade school. According to legend, the Cornish women who lived in this old mining town in the 1830s waved rags in the air so their husbands knew it was time for dinner. No rags waved as I headed downtown, but delicious food, gorgeous art, beautiful buildings, and fascinating local characters awaited. As I would soon discover, there’s no place in the world quite like Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

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Learn more about Mineral Point’s artists and attraction on the Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce website.

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