What weighs 17,452 pounds and symbolizes children’s dedication to their community? It’s the replica of a 1953 Lincoln penny that is 10 feet in diameter and 18 inches thick symbolizing 1.7 million pennies collected by school children in 1953 for the building fund of the Lakeland Memorial Hospital or “Dr. Kate’s Hospital.” Dr. Kate Newcomb, the “Angel on Snowshoes,” brought health care to local folks in all weather conditions, including the deepest of snow. The museum is located in downtown Woodruff.
With the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest as its backyard, Woodruff offers an abundance of outdoor activities for enthusiasts in all sorts of weather. Staying in Woodruff means experiencing the Northwoods at its finest whether you are tucked in by a cozy campsite, at a resort, motel, private home or bed and breakfast, or taking time for r&r while shopping or dining. Stop at the local drive-in for a sumptuous treat sure to please!
Downtown Woodruff is in the center of it all. Close to an abundance of activities, one of the most popular is the lumberjack show that seasonally features the skills of young lumberjacks as they log roll, chop logs and compete for top honors. Logging provided a colorful history for Woodruff and the tradition is kept alive through shows that take you back to a simpler time of fool-hardy fun and humor.