Tasha Jaeger

Designer, nerd, cook.



Merrill, WI: Small town rundown (and maybe being re-born)

I grew up in small town Merrill, Wisconsin; lived in the Bay Area for over a decade, and returned. When I was growing up Merrill was doing well; there were lots of factory jobs that paid well enough for people to raise a family. When I returned it was to a town that was struggling, to put it mildly. As the jobs have gone overseas, Merrill has fallen on hard times.  There are lots of empty, mouldering buildings and lots. Recently there's been moves to tear down some of these buildings and there's been new building going on.  I'd like to document both some of the old and some of the new, and hopefully help push the story of my own small city forward.


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