1964 World's Fair Wisconsin Pavilion. As the 1964 Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York,approached it appeared that Wisconsin would not be represented. Costs to create an exhibit could exceed a million dollars and revenue for a project of this magnitude was not available. When Clark Prudhon of Pruden Steel Buildings in Evansville, Wisconsin learned that the state was about to cancel plans for an exhibit he stepped forward with a solution.
Clark County's Best Stops
The Neillsville Country Club! Thousands of years ago the receding glaciers created the rolling and meandering hills that is now Neillsville Country Club. Designed by Art Tangen of Eau Claire and founded in 1935, the course is the oldest in the area. The fairways are lined by decades old pines and hardwoods of maple, oak, and ash. In the fall, players can be seen picking fruit between some holes and it is not an uncommon sight to see players munching on pears, cherries, and apples while reading putts. >>MORE INFORMATION
Clark County offers many places to stop and enjoy the areas history. Below are just a few that we suggest
to visit while you are enjoying while passing through our county.
1897 Clark County Jail. The LaCrosse architectural firm of Stozie & Schick utilized the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style for the 1897 Jail for Clark County. The structure not only housed convicted prisoners but also provided a finely appointed Victorian residence for the Sheriff and his family. >>MORE INFORMATION
Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant 1885 – 1958 General Sturdevant, chief architect and father of the Alcan Highway, was born in Neillsville and married Beth Youmans of this city. During forty years of devoted service General Sturdevant was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star, and for his Alcan Highway feat, the Legion of Merit. Sturdevant was characterized by General Douglas MacArthur as "great soldier, great engineer, great American." >>MORE INFORMATION
Levis Mounds Mountain Bike Trail. Many trails to choose from. Goat dance, cliff**er, switchback, and toad road are all good. Easier single track around base of mounds and moderate to very difficult up and down the mounds. Rocks, sand, and roots will challenge any rider on the climbs. >>MORE INFORMATION
Clark County Moraines. Most of the topographical features to be seen here can probably be attributed to deposits or moraines left when the glacier receded. The castellated hills or mounds northwest of Neillsville are of greater geological significance and interest, however. These are believed to be nunataks --hills which projected through the ice sheet so that their tops were left untouched by the glacier.>>MORE INFORMATION
The Highground has tributes to Vietnam Veterans, Women Veterans, the Native American Vietnam Veterans, WWI Veterans, WWII Veterans, Korean Veterans and families that supported and lost loved ones through the Gold Star Tribute and Fountain of Tears. In addition, The Highground has a Dove Effigy Mound, A United In Service Tribute, a Meditation Garden, a developmental forest with 4 miles of hiking trails and a Learning Center. >>MORE INFORMATION