Review of Wausau, Wisconsin


A GOOD WORKING CLASS TOWN!
Star Rating - 7/8/2013
I LIVED IN WAUSAU WI OVER 23 YEARS AGO. I RELOCATED TO WYOMING IN 1990 FOR GOVERMENT POSITION. NOW RETIRED FROM FEDERAL SERVICE, I WILL BE MOVING BACK TO THE UPPER MIDWEST THIS SUMMER TO IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN IN THE UPPER PENNISULA.. MY EXPERIENCE LIVING IN WAUSAU. IT IS A NICE UPPER MIDWEST COMMUNITY. IS SOMEWHAT STOIC, NOT ALL JOVAL. BUT MOSTLY, THE PEOPLE THERE ARE VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY. WAUSAU UNFORTUNATELY, HAS LOST SOME OF ITS MANUFACTURING BASE SUCH AS JI CASE AND A PAPER MILL. WISCONSIN ALONG WITH OTHER MIDWEST STATES HAVE LOST MANY OF THEIR MANUFACTURING JOBS TO OVERSEAS COMPANIES OR TO OTHER STATES THAT HAVE LOWER TAXES. I REMEMBER WINTERS IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN IN THE 1980S. THE WINTERS THEN WERE MUCH COLDER AND MORE SNOW. 25 BELOW WAS NOT UNCOMMON WITH FROZEN LAKES.. NOTHING COMPARES TO THE BEAUTY OF THE NORTH WOODS IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN. LOTS OF LAKES AND TREES. IT IS TRULY GOD'S COUNTRY. I AM HAPPY I AM COMING BACK TO LIVING IN THE MIDWEST.. THE WEST IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY HOTTER, DRYER AND WITH MORE FREQUENT FOREST FIRES. THE NORTH WOODS WILL BE A WELCOME CHANGE.. GO GREEN BAY PACKERS!!!!!!
Robert | Sheridan, WY
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