Park Falls, Wisconsin: Wood Tick Hall Of Fame

In the Oxbow Resort, which perhaps still hosts the annual World Champion Wood Tick Race.

Oxbo Resort

6275 Oxbo Dr., Park Falls, WI
Hwy 70 to Oxbo Drive. In the bar at the Oxbo Resort, which is on the Flambeau River.
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Champion Wood Tick Race

The 21th Annual Race was held in May 2000, on the shores of the Flambeau River at the Oxbo Resort. In each heat, two ticks race from the center of a bullseye on the ground. Traditionally, the losing tick was smashed with the Mayor of Oxbo's gavel, ensuring that losing genes were not bred again. The final survivor is the World Champion Tick.

A more recent report indicates that the race has moved indoors, and the individual tick's owner does the smashing honors. The Wood Tick Hall of Fame is in the Oxbo Resort.

[, 11/18/2000]

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