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James Baughn

Old Appleton Bridge listed on the National Register

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009, at 5:47 PM


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  • Congratulations to all involved in this honor! Kudos to the people of Old Appleton for persevering over the years to save this lovely bridge, and to the 2 Southeast historic preservation students, Alyssa and Sabrina, who chose the bridge for their National Register project and made it their personal cause over the past year and a half to get it accepted.

    -- Posted by Fripplover1 on Thu, Sep 3, 2009, at 8:01 PM
  • I can remember when the bridge was sitting out in the vacant lot with grass growing all around it.

    We stopped there when we were back home on vacation and my son, who must have been about 10 or 12 went running through the grass to get a closer look.

    About halfway there, he started screaming, "Snake! Snake! There's a snake crawling up my leg.!!!" and dropped trou right there in front of all of Old Appleton. (OK, nobody was looking, but they COULD have been.)

    Turns out that he had never experienced grass stubble going up his pants leg before.

    He's never going to live that down.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Sep 4, 2009, at 10:13 AM