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RELOCATION 2017-03-29T20:31:11+00:00

ESCAPE TO WISCONSIN

THE RITTERBUSCH FAMILY

Cory and Emily grew up in the Chicago suburbs. At 29 years old, ready to start a family, they found Shullsburg. They were immediately attracted to its charm, proximity to Galena and Madison and a great school within walking distance. They restored an 1890 miner’s cottage on Hope Street and moved into it in 2009. Since then, 2 boys joined their family and they enjoy the quality of life only a small town can offer.  Cory is active with local historical projects and a member of the City Council. Cory is enamored by Shullsburg because, “It’s untouched by corporate chains and rural school consolidation, Shullsburg is a remnant of the past and reminiscent of small towns of the 1950s.”

FAMILY TIES

THE BRADLEY FAMILY

After living in Washington State, Michael and Mary decided to return to Mary’s native Wisconsin to retire and be closer to their grandchildren. It was Mary’s dream to live in a limestone house. In 2011, they visited Shullsburg and were immediately determined to buy the historic Rennick House, built of local limestone in about 1855 and an excellent example of the Gothic Revival style. Soon after they purchased their dream home, they fell in love with everything else. In 2014, they became curators of the Badger Mine and Museum and have devoted themselves to sharing Shullsburg’s history with its visitors. Michael explains, “With so much of the town’s integrity in place, we thought it was really special. The absence of stoplights in the county also made me happy. Now the only traffic I encounter is a slow-moving tractor.”

RESTORED REAWAKENINGS

THE SHERMAN FAMILY

Natives of Colorado, John and Deb happened upon Shullsburg by accident in 2013. Soon they were proud owners of one of Shullsburg’s finest buildings, an 1884 brick Italianate that was originally a bank. They restored the building and opened John and Deb’s Place Bed and Breakfast upstairs in 2014. The retail spaces below are bustling with a “paint n’ sip” studio and a wellness center, which is home to a massage therapist and an acupuncturist. As empty nesters, they can focus on hospitality. “We really enjoy watching the impact our small businesses have on the community. Shullsburg’s small-town atmosphere allows us to make a positive impact. In Wisconsin the air is clean, the cows are happy, and Shullsburg is reawakening.”

“In Wisconsin the air is clean, the cows are happy, and Shullsburg is reawakening.” — The Shermans

To learn more about all the reasons why Shullsburg is a great place to call home, visit shullsburgwisconsin.org