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IX. Miscellaneous stories, pp. 66-70
Soon the river runs adjacent to the road and bends south only to turn west again. We come to shallow spots where cattle wade into the water to seek relief from the heat and to drink water. We pass under another bridge and see a golf course on both sides of the river. Foot bridges cross the river in several places and occasionally, we spy a golf ball shining like a white egg in the water. To the right, we see a silver colored building with cabins around it which is a Bible camp called Camp Blessing. Floating on, we come to another old swim- ming hole which the neighborhood youth referred to as "Tilly's Hole" and the high banks known by the settlers as "Yellow Banks". After a few more bends and twists, we come to a second rapids which is known as "Shingle Mill Rapids" for here at one time water power was used to run a shingle mill. Ed. Baumann 9 Ervin Ktaemer Mukie caught in Trappe RiveA in 1941 'A it seemed tike 6aw boys always had time 4o& 6"hing. Ervin Kraeme' 9 HeAman Roed e-1927 Continuing on with a few more bends, we come to a fourth bridge and another swim- ming hole. Here, a roadside park was built and each summer, swimming lessons are provided. This is the site of Trappe City, an early settlement. The river is now wider and there are more deep holes. We pass a few more bends and we pass the spot where an old bridge was and where Turner's Slough joins the river. We continue to glide under the bridge down to the old railroad bridge and into the Wisconsin River. Yes, the Trappe River is a friendly river, winding through picturesque landscape, but spunky enough to challenge anyone to travel it. It proved to be advantageous to float logs down it, but destructive in times of high water. DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN? The potato bugs seemed to pick the 4th of July to be poisoned.
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