of Barnes History
of Barnes Founded 1905 by George S. Barnes
|A Tribute to
Residents was built during the Bicentennial Year 1976
This Tribute can be found in front of Barnes Town Hall
( Click on photo for a
larger view )
George S. Barnes, left, founder of
Town of Barnes, 1905. On right, friend Judge Hart of
Washburn, WI. photo taken about 1915
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The Town of Barnes is a town of four
seasons. The summer is for fishing, hiking, swimming, water
skiing and for picking wild blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and many others. When the crops are
plentiful they are canned and taste very good during the
winter months. The winters are for the great sport of
snowmobiling for the natives and people from Drummond, Solon
Springs, Iron River, etc. as there are well marked trails.
Also, for those from the larger cities who have summer homes
here and come for the week-ends to enjoy their snowmobiles.
Ice fishing is also popular and enjoyed by many people.
celebrated the Bi-Centennial year, our thoughts went back to
the years before, to the older generations and their early
struggles. The occasion of the Bi-Centennial has provided us
with a unique opportunity to look back on our nation's
history and assess both our revolutionary contributions and
the areas in which we still need to make a great deal of
Virginia M. Wilkinson
story begins in 1888 .............