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The fact that many of the stone buildings in Mineral Point are older than the state itself simply reinforces the town slogan, “where Wisconsin began.” Carefully restored during a preservationist movement in the 1960s and '70s, its architecture—not to mention its host of museums like the Pendarvis or the Mineral Point Railroad Depot—has helped turn what once was the center of early Wisconsin government into a time capsule from the early 1800s. Whether you’re a guest in a charming bed-and-breakfast or a patron to an art gallery housed in a restored building, you'll have ample opportunity to take in the prevalent limestone building style brought over with settlers from Cornwall, England, who arrived to mine lead.
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