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Having Fun in Downtown Wausau, Wisconsin

Whether it was to take in a concert, enjoy a parade, or to do some shopping: these are some stories that show how the people of Wausau have enjoyed themselves downtown.

  • 1.

    An Opening for Wausau Center Mall

    An Opening for Wausau Center Mall

    In 1983 Wausuau showed its excitement and pride in its new shopping mall with a week-long celebration.

  • 2.

    A Trolley Ride to Rothschild

    A Trolley Ride to Rothschild

    The tracks for a trolley line once ran across Wausau, connecting people to their jobs and recreation.

  • 3.

    A Grand Renovation

    A Grand Renovation

    In 1985 the Wausau community undertook a major campaign to renovate the historic Grand Theater.

  • 4.

    A Baseball Parade

    A Baseball Parade

    If there were two things Wausau loved, it was a good parade and their Lumberjacks Baseball team.

  • 5.

    A Band Stand on Courthouse Square

    A Band Stand on Courthouse Square

    An attempt to save the bandstand at Courthouse Park in 1920.

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