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Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin: JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine (In Transition)

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Directions:
From US-2 in Brule turn south (no stoplight) onto WI-27. Follow WI-27 south 10 miles. Turn right, west (no stoplight) onto County Rd S. Follow County Rd S for four miles. The twine ball will be on the right, at the transfer station, just before Highland Town Hall.
Hours:
Currently covered by a tarp.
Status:
In Transition

JFK's Twine Ball

JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

This ball of baler twine - a solo backyard project - is by some measures the biggest in the world. Ballmeister James Frank Kotera passed away in January 2023; the twine ball was moved five miles south in September 2023. Currently covered by a tarp.

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Twine ball.

JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

Stopped by and JFK himself was working on the ball. Having a ball! On 05Aug20 he estimated the weight at 23,735 lbs!

[Stacey, 08/09/2020]

JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine.

JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

The twine ball was my next door neighbor growing up. I remember it when it just started out many years ago. He is 76 now and still showing it off -- and still proud of his work.

[TheKGB, 07/11/2020]

JFK and his twine ball.

JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

We visited JFK on 7-17-17. He was just as gracious as others described. The twine ball is now 10 feet tall and weighs 22,670 pounds.

[New Mexico Gal, 07/22/2017]

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