Around the Corner with John McGivern


Episode #712: Platteville

Latest Airdate: July 12, 2018
Original Airdate: April 5, 2018

In the southwest corner of Wisconsin you will find a city that is symbolized and memorialized with largest "M" in the world --- Platteville! Huh? Why not a big P? Turns out that the M is for "mining" which is how this city came to be.

Platteville's past is truly interesting, but it's the present that made memories for John. He played sheepshead, pitched horseshoes, thought about climbing to the top of the M, visited an Amish tobacco farm, toured the most beautiful mansion in town while talking to a parrot, ate gooseberry pie at the Owl Café, and envied Kip as he flew his PPC (Powered Para Chute). AND, John met Tud - completely Wundoemus!

By the time we left Platteville, John completely embraced the M, which he said is his stamp of approval on this wonderful town. Approved (and loved) by McGivern!