Woodruff is a town of 2,055 in Oneida County. We had even less time here than in LakeTomahawk but it was well worth the stop. Tripadvisor has more info from people who spent more time here. This was home to the famous Dr. Kate Newcomb, who almost singlehandedly raised money to build a hospital to serve Northern Wisconsin with the Million Penny Parade. Its the Lakeland Memorial Hospital, now the Howard Young Medical Center.
We found the penny, turn left at the light, going past The Hawke’s Nest, it will soon be on your right.
The penny and flagpole next to it.
The marker on the flagpole base. Dedicated to Ruth Schoen.
A close up of the penny, the sun wasn’t too high yet.
And the marker on site.
Then we saw the Dr. Kate Museum on the outside, it was too early for it to be open. Perhaps on our next visit.
Short visit but well worth it.