Almost-Forgotten Town in Wisconsin Still Has Old-World Charm
In Wisconsin, there's a town so small you could blink as you pass by and not even realize it.
This little town still has that is almost a secret in Wisconsin, the unincorporated Krakow. The 2010 census was 354 but it could very well be even less today. Why? Because there aren't schools or a full grocery store.
Quick history check.
In the early 1900s, the Brzezinski Brothers moved into Krakow from a nearby farming area, bringing an entrepreneurial mindset along with them.
They built a feed mill, added a lumber mill to the back of that. The Brze brothers also opened a pickle factory, an oil company, and owned the town's general store.
"The Town's a-buzzing."
Back when the Brzezinski family was in Krakow, the town was buzzing with action. There were also a few hardware stores, a mechanic, some blacksmiths, a bowling alley, and five bars a.k.a. taverns. (What is it with small towns having an absurd number of booze establishments.
It actually has it's own unique charm but...
Most of the businesses mentioned above are long gone except for a few abandoned buildings and a few open businesses.
The original school is now a residence, the only convenience store is on the outskirts of town along with a post office and salon.