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Old 02-23-2022, 01:01 AM
 
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To me, it's just my home town -- but I've always wondered what an outsider thinks of it'

So, whether or not you've ever been there or not, what do you think of . . . .

. . . . Waupun
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Old 02-23-2022, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Rural Wisconsin
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//www.city-data.com/city/Waupun-Wisconsin.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=waup...AMIkIvVhZ4G3AM

City Data profile and photos above.

I think it is fairly typical for a Wisconsin town of 12,000 people.

The prison and the library seem to be the two biggest stand-outs.
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Old 02-23-2022, 05:16 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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A first hand account of travelling in ante-bellum WI & IL--
https://gutenberg.org/cache/epub/12183/pg12183.html Wau-Bun by Mrs Kinzie, DIL of the famous Indian Agent of Ft Dearborn Massacre fame.

"WAU-BUN—The dawn—the break of day."—Ojibeway Vocabulary.

(Which reminds me--When did they change the name of Peking to Beijng? I musta been sleeping.)
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Old 02-23-2022, 11:27 PM
 
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(Which reminds me--When did they change the name of Peking to Beijng? I musta been sleeping.)
It has been 京都 (Northern Capital) for 700 years. The name when respelled, in Romanization, differently according to which western powers control that world. Don't forget, it was Beiiping back in the 60s. Chinese is not a single unified spoken language, and all words are pronounced differently in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai, but remain the same word with the same meaning. . Think of words as being analogous to numbers. "63" means the same, whether spelled sixty-three, soixante-trois, or drei-und-sechzig.

By the way, I was looking for your own personal impressions of Waupun, not a Google link to somebody else's. When you see the name, what picture pops into your mind? What would it be like to live or visit or pass through?
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Old 02-24-2022, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Portland OR
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A nondescript town along a nondescript highway viewed while driving between more interesting places (Madison - Fox Valley/Door County).

Similar to Whitewater or Beaver Dam. Nice enough I guess but nothing jumps out at you.

Been a while since I have been that way - so thanks for memory tickler.
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Old 02-24-2022, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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Waupun itself seems like a low-key and fine enough place, though not particularly distinctive except for the prison.

For me, the attraction of Waupun lies in its proximity to Horicon Marsh and a few other good nature spots.
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Old 02-24-2022, 11:50 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I've never heard of it, which is probably good (nothing negative). I have been to Madison and Milwaukee, however. After looking at some information on it, my only hesitation would be living that close to a 900 inmate prison which has a shortage of staff.
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Old 02-24-2022, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Waupun is in the less scenic area of the state, the Fox Valley. It is your typical Upper Midwest blue collar small city with a very low poverty rate.
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Old 02-24-2022, 02:35 PM
 
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I spent a week there one day! JK!!

Anyplace that has a Culver's AND a Dunkin Donuts is ok in my book!
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Old 02-24-2022, 10:11 PM
 
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I like all the statuary. Many years ago, my husband and I looked at some real estate in Waupun. We ended up in Fond du Lac instead. Our neighbors were Waupun natives... had a huge family. I'm sure you'd recognize the name.
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