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Cataract, Wisconsin

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Country  United States
County  Monroe
GNIS feature ID  1562802
Area  154 ha
Local time  Monday 9:10 AM
State  Wisconsin
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Elevation  259 m
Population  186 (2010)
Area code  608
Cataract, Wisconsin
Weather  10°C, Wind SE at 16 km/h, 94% Humidity

Cataract is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Little Falls in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 186.

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Map of Cataract, WI 54656, USA

Geography

Cataract has an area of 0.594 square miles (1.54 km2), all of it land.

Attractions

The Paul and Matilda Wegner Grotto, located southwest of the village, is an outdoor collection of concrete folk-art sculptures encrusted with shards of glass, ceramics, seashells, and other materials. These have a variety of themes, including religious and patriotic subjects and more personal mementos of the lives of Paul and Matilda Wegner. The grotto was built between 1929 and 1942 by the Wegners on their farm, and is now owned by Monroe County and maintained by an endowment established for that purpose.

Southeast of Cataract is The Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum, with a garden railway, model railroad layout, and doll collection.

The Walczak-Wontor Quarry Pit Workshop is located in the vicinity of Cataract; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Notable people

  • John McKendree Springer, Methodist clergyman, was born in Cataract.
  • References

    Cataract, Wisconsin Wikipedia


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