Why is Mount Horeb the ‘troll capital of the world’?

Trolls are everywhere you look in the Dane County Village of Mount Horeb: troll cartoons on the street signs, troll footprints on the sidewalk, sculptures of trolls lining Main Street. The sheer number of trolls in the community prompted a WHYsconsin listener to ask, "What’s the deal with all the trolls?"

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!


Wisconsin Life # 912: Stevens Point Curling Club

In the season finale of Wisconsin Life, Angela Fitzgerald joins the Stevens Point Curling Club at the Sentry Curling Center in Plover. She learns about the club’s history, discovers why the sport is so popular and tries curling for the first time.

Wisconsin Life # 911: Milton House Museum

History and mystery await as Keighton Klos, executive director of the Milton House Museum, gives Angela Fitzgerald a tour of the Milton House Museum. The Milton House consists of the 1844 hexagonal stagecoach inn and the Joseph Goodrich residence.

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