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Highland Township, Wisconsin: JFK's World Famous Twine Ball

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Address:
9360 County Rd S, Highland Township, WI
Directions:
This is in Highland Township in northern Wisconsin, not the town of Highland in southern Wisconsin. 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. Pull into the transfer station, just before Highland Town Hall.
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JFK's World Famous Twine Ball.

JFK's World Famous Twine Ball

Possibly the world's largest ball of twine rolled by one man: James Frank Kotera, from 1979 to 2022. Weighs over 12 tons. After his death the ball was moved from his back yard to this spot.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/17/2024]

JFK's Twine Ball

JFK's Ball of Twine: 1979-2022

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.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/30/2015]
Highland Township, Wisconsin - Happy Birthday Twine Ball Man
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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]

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