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Fond Du Lac Lighthouse
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Fond du Lac Lighthouse, at the southern end of Lake Winnebago, WI. In 1932, a local lumberman offered to build a lighthouse in Lakeside Park using plans donated by a noted architect. The offer was quickly accepted by the park board, and work on the forty-foot tower started the following May. At this time, the country was suffering through the depths of the Great Depression. The laborers employed on the lighthouse project were all out-of-work Fund du Lac citizens.
The bottom ten feet of the eight-sided lighthouse consists of a flagstone-covered base, while the upper section of the tower is of frame construction. A wooden staircase, attached to the interior walls of the lighthouse, winds up through the tower permitting visitors to reach the observation deck, where an excellent view of Lakeside Park and Lake Winnebago is afforded.
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September 4th, 2012
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