Hello Forest County Residents!
Winter is finally over! Which means it’s baseball season! Baseball leagues have been a part of our community from the beginning. It was so popular that teams from Forest County would play leagues from all over the state. As part of the Wabeno Paul Bunyan show, a Milwaukee team came to face off against Wabeno (Appaul 2013). During the Elcho-Hiles game in 1922, Elcho brought their band with them as well as cars full of fans (Forest Republican 1922). The Forest Republican on June 16, 1922 had an article describing a game:
” The Crandon Black Sox played against Rhinelander on Wednesday. The “outlaws” played horse with the Rhinelander boy and defeated them 8 to 3. Admission 25 cents”.