“Lake Mills rocks. From Rock Lake to legendary downtown.”
- Jim, 4th Generation, Lake Mills WI
Jim is from Lake Mills, the town famous for it’s cool, clear Rock Lake. Famous also, Jim says, for Friday night down at the town-square. VFW sliders, music at the gazebo… it’s one of those “cute little downtown's that every small community wishes they had.”
“As a kid I gradually got into enjoying fishing. I remember once I was out with cane pole. I was so anxious to get fishing in the spring. The muskies were spawning everywhere, all up and down the shoreline. I had never seen one up close at that point. I go back there today and I always remember being there for that, to see that. You just had to be there at the right time."
"My family came to Wisconsin in the 1840s, about the time it became a state. At some point, a few decades ago, the Milwaukee Historical Society published a translation of all the letters that my family had written over a 40-year period back-and-forth between Germany and Wisconsin. The whole thing is documented in these detailed letters. It's fun to look back over those and see the similar and the differences to what we have today."