Three miles south of Pardeeville is the village of Wyocena. It was named by founder Elbert Dickason (1799-1848). He said the name came to him in a dream. Wyocena is on the waterway of Duck Creek with many trees to add to the beauty of the view. Today the population is 768, a small but friendly town. I was taking pictures and one of the residents stopped to say hi!
The quiet is regularly punctuated by the train that speeds by on the overpass upon entering the town. Several went by on my visit.
Wyocena is a great place to relax. From April through October Duck Creek Campground is open. Another place is Wyona Park. Some historical events happened here too.
The largest business in town is Grande Cheese, it towers over the surrounding neighborhood.
If you stop here in the fall there is a large farm stand just as you enter the south edge of town.
I took a walk and found some interesting history of the village, identified by historical markers. These were on Lovers Lane (this is a real road!)
At the cemetery, I paid my respects at the Civil War Monument. On this site is also a time capsule, to be opened in 2076.
The village also has a small general store, beauty shop, library, post office and Cenex station for gas and convenience store (across from Grande Cheese).
A very interesting and beautiful village, Wyocena is village well worth stopping in if you are in the area.
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