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Wheel Tree Resembles Giant Peacocks Tail
It's estimated that the famous Wheel Tree has been photographed at least 60,000 times in the nearly 14 years it has served as a landmark for the Don Q Inn, Dodgeville, Wis.
The Wheel Tree, made of 400 steel wagon wheels, stands 67 ft. tall. The wheels are welded together, and to a heavy pipe which serves as the tree's main trunk.
The popular landmark, completed in 1971, has been featured in many U.S. and foreign travel magazines. Up close, it's a giant piece of metal work. But, from a distance - as seen by passersby - the delicate lace-like quality of the 20-ton masterpiece resembles the spread tail of a giant peacock.

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2