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Weston in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Over the Hills and through the Woods...

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2019
1. Over the Hills and through the Woods... Marker
Inscription.  
Snowmobiling is a very popular winter activity for many outdoor enthusiasts. The Mountain-Bay State Trail is a major link in the more than 22,000 miles of Wisconsin snowmobile trails. Snowmobiles can travel over 70 miles from Weston to Pulaski on the Mountain-Bay State Trail.

Did you know the snowmobile was invented in Wisconsin?
Back in 1924, Carl Eliason from Sayner, Wisconsin, invented the "motor toboggan," which is widely accepted as the first snowmobile ever built.

Snowmobiling allows a variety of individuals, young and old alike, to explore the Wisconsin outdoors in the winter, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Carl Eliason and his "motor toboggan."
 
Erected by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Park System, Friends of the Mountain-Bay Trail, Marathon County Snowmobile Council, Marathon County Parks.
 
Location. 44° 54.301′ N, 89° 32.855′ W. Marker is in Weston, Wisconsin, in Marathon County. Marker can be reached from Schofield Avenue west
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2. Over the Hills and through the Woods... Marker - lower left image
The "snow train" was one of the early over-the-snow vehicles used for work purposes, rather than recreation.
of Fuller Street. Marker is on the Mountain-Bay State Trail and can be reached from the parking lot behind Dale's Weston Lanes Family Bowling Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5902 Schofield Avenue, Schofield WI 54476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Mountain-Bay State Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Callon was once humming with activity (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wisconsin's First Home-Built Flying Machine (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fallen Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Pine Grove Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Historical Memorial Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cutler Post Monument (approx. 5.2 miles away); World War I Guardian Angel Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
Also see . . .  Carl Eliason. Brief biography of Carl Eliason on the Snowmobile Hall of Fame website. (Submitted on September 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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3. Over the Hills and through the Woods... Marker - upper right image
John Eliason, Oscar Eliason, a friend, and Carl Eliason on a motor toboggan.
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2019
4. Over the Hills and through the Woods... Marker
View looking south with the back of the bowling center in the background.
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2019
5. Over the Hills and through the Woods... Marker
View looking towards the east along the Mountain-Bay State Trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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