Memories of Deepwood

“Memories of Deepwood” Written by Philip Strand of Desoto, Texas. Though I have lived in Texas for over 30 years, we still subscribe to the Colfax Messenger, because we have lots of relatives in and around Colfax. The story was something that caught my eye. I am now 80 years old, but my early childhood […]

Rooted in Deepwood History

Skiing became available to enthusiasts on hills outside of Wheeler, Wisconsin beginning the winter of 1951. Earl and Lila Hammer of Colfax officially started the small-hill ski business in 1952.  Both big and small ski hills had been popping up in snowy climates around the country in response to the post-World-War-II craze for downhill skiing. […]