Welcome to Appleton Mystery Photos, Series 2! The contest run by Jeff Lindsay, author of the leading Web page page about Appleton, Wisconsin. The goal was to identify the location of as many of these photos as possible, all taken in or very near Appleton. The contest closed July 15, 2005 with a new winner: Robert Buettner. Robert, winner of our coveted $50 prize, serves our community as a member of the outstanding Grand Chute Fire Department. He is shown below (center) with two of his fellow fire fighters, Robert Olson (left) and Robert Schipper (right), who helped in figuring out the locations of the mystery photos. Congratulations to some of the Fox Valley's finest!
Contest rules were essentially the same as in Series 1.
Here are the answers Robert submitted, each preceded by my clue:
1 Keeping up with . . . Appleton's parks.
300 Block W. Lawrence - Jones Park
2 Might be one fo the last things visitors to Appleton see.
W6390 Challenger Drive - Outagamie County Airport
3 Love those peppy colors.
300 W. Prospect.
4 Supporting whose large red sign?
111 E. Kimball - Michiel's Banquet and Dining Sign
5 A school, but which?
610 N. Badger - Appleton West High
6 Smart fern, even though it doesn't look, well, red.
225 N. Oneida St. - Appleton Public Library
7 Near an amazing walking path.
724 E South River St-First Congregational United Church of Christ
8 Big league tetherball.
North of 812 S Olde Oneida St-Union Jack Parking lot
9 Big, but is it the biggest in the USA?
French and Evergreen-USA Youth Sports Complex
10 A mural with art from afar.
113 W College Ave-Vagabond Imports behind building
11 Wish you were near....
312 N Union Place-backside of Uncle Jim's Bar
12 On one of the best streets.
800 N Superior St-Lawewoods Christian Center
13 1965. It was a good year for sports.
Next to 1201 E John St-Pillars to enter Banta Bowl
14 Flaming cold....
4930 Lightning Dr-Appleton Fire Dept Station 6 Training Tower
15 Vivid alley
825 W College Ave-Rear of used but nice office furniture
405 s Olde Oneida-HIstoric Fox River Mills Apts
17 Not a stupid clue.... Be patient!
1726 N Ballard -Waupaca Elevator and Dumbwaiter
18 Score 1 point for this one.
1200 Block E JOhn st Banta Bowl
19 Not my kind of R&R.Cemetery
3131 n Richmond-Highland Memorial Park
20 A carefully screened entry.
513 N Westhill-Hollywood Cinema
21 411 is a wrong number for this drive.
Marcella St in Kimberly-MCC Plant
22 A bumpy, "flat," no-outlet road takes you here.
E Railroad Ave-back side of Kerwin Paper 801 S Lawe
812 S Olde Oneida-Union Jack
24 French? Mais non.
3301 W Prospect
25 This store has a wall.
700 W College-Walgreens
505 S Olde Oneida-Dam keepers house
27 Tute your horn if you know this this historic building.
1107 E South River st-Athena Group Inc.
[Former home of the Institute of Paper Chemistry - a.k.a. "the Tute"]
28 Climbing these stairs can lead to a great work out.
1100 E South River-Alexander Gymnasium
29 The best part of Appleton's club scene.
117 S Locust -Boys and Girls Club
201 S Walnut-Trim B's
1331 E Wisconsin-Babes
32 Something cool (especially inside).
701 W Wisconsin-Tom's Drive In
1131 E Wisconsin-JK Lee Martial Arts
34 Not part of the UW system.
501 S Bluemound -Badger School
35 Northeast side of town.
WEst of 2542 E Wisconsin on North side of road
36 Not my kind of fun.
3200 W Main St Little Chute-Tim's Wrecker
37 Wishful thinking...
300 Block Union Place-Union Springs Park
38 Know this, by chance?
211 W College-Vegas Lounge
39 Among the best.
231 W Franklin-Mongos
Robert, I'm amazed that anybody could get all these - some were not easy at all. Congrats!