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Odd Wisconsin Archive


The New York Times reported this week on a Stoddard, Wis., couple who build homes not from dead lumber but from living trees. Apparently their methods have many advantages, including not only beauty but also unexpected structural strength and minimized ecological impacts.

Their story reminded us of John Krusback, president of the Embarass State Bank, who had a similar idea 100 years ago. An amateur gardener as well as an executive, he spent more than a decade growing a chair from box elder seedlings. Read about this unique seedling seating in our collection of Wisconsin Local History & Biography articles

:: Posted in Bizarre Events on November 5, 2009

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