Welcome to Chilton, Wisconsin!


There are signs with arrows in Chilton for “Uptown” and “Downtown.” Uptown has little bakeries and businesses. Downtown has feed mills, feed mills, mill bars and small factories. This was late Saturday afternoon and the only person visible downtown was squatted on the stoop of a rundown hotel, giving full and considered attention to the glowing end of her cigarette.

She was all the verses of a bad country song: “Lord, Don’t let me Wake Up Sober in Chilton.”

Or maybe that’s just my own heartfelt prayer.

At any rate, some shots of a feed mill on its way down.







  1. Meho says:

    …and at least a cat! I especially love the first picture. A nice morning light.

  2. andykidd says:

    I can picture the lady with cigarette, and now I know all about calico cats. Below the RHS pipe is a torn piece of sheet metal. I wonder how that happened?

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    Oh boy, (refrain) downtown.

    Speaking of bad country songs, I heard one on the radio recently by the Statler Brothers: You can’t have your Kate and Edith too (so corny, but I do feel like some cake now).

  4. CrazyGuyinThailand says:

    Nice Nice

  5. I love them all….but that first one is fabulous….

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