Monday, November 30, 2015

Slip Away with Chris Pavesic

I wanted to share just a few photos from my travels to Brodhead, Wisconsin. This is a wonderful town near where I live with a rich history and a very nice state trail and makes the perfect weekend getaway any time of the year. I think it is important to celebrate our own little corners of the world. There is beauty and history all around. We just have to look for it!


The Sugar River State Trail follows an abandoned railroad line in south central Wisconsin for 24 miles from New Glarus to Brodhead. The Sugar River Trail headquarters is in the restored 1887 railroad depot in New Glarus. The building is on the National Registry of Historic Places and houses displays of local culture and railroad history.



When the town was originally settled, a nearby branch of the Sugar River was diverted along a canal to a small hydroelectric generator supplied by a small holding pond. This gave Brodhead the distinction of having electrical service before any other town in Wisconsin.


The area is known for its lovely gardens. This proper Victorian lady looks over a fall-themed flower garden.


Victorian-style homes abound in the town, complete with traditional widow's walks.


The railroad track that runs through the town features a small museum with a train and army tank on display.




A mural painted in the town celebrates the train's importance to the early development of the area.

I hope that you all are able to get out and enjoy whatever your own areas of the world have to offer.



Here is a brief introduction to Wonderland, the latest fantasy book by Chris Pavesic. Enjoy!

You may think you know her story.

You don't.

Throughout her life Alice has faced fear and isolation, but she has never given up hope. In the City by the Bay she has one last chance to find happiness; one last chance to find friendship; one last chance to find Wonderland.

Click here to watch the YouTube video.

Read excerpts from all of the books written by Chris Pavesic on Amazon.

Chris Pavesic is a fantasy author who lives in the Midwestern United States and loves Kona coffee, steampunk, fairy tales, and all types of speculative fiction. Between writing projects, Chris can most often be found reading, gaming, gardening, working on an endless list of DIY household projects, or hanging out with friends. Learn more about Chris on her website.

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  1. Thanks for the lovely introduction to Brodhead Chris. I have only been to the USA once and unfortunately didn't get to see Wisconsin.
    I love the video for Wonderland - sounds like a great story.

    1. Please let me know if you ever plan to visit, Susan. I will clue you in on all the "must see" places! Chris

  2. Loved the post, Chris. What a great idea. I live in a history rich village, but usually I grab pieces of it for my mysteries, which leaves it fiction. I'll consider coming out of the closet. <g Great video!
    Emma Lane

    1. I hope you can share some of those pictures with us, Emma. It sounds intriguing! Chris

  3. Excellent post!