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The Apple Capital Of Wisconsin...Come See It!

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.

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The population of Gays Mills is approximately 578 (1990), 491 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 267 (1990), 226 (2010).

The amount of land area in Gays Mills is 11.908 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.068 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gays Mills to Washington DC is 818 miles. The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gays Mills is positioned 43.32 degrees north of the equator and 90.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Gays Mills location: in the Kickapoo Valley of southwestern Wisconsin. Here is a map page for Gays Mills

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Gays Mills history:

Here is a history page
An excerpt from the above page on the naming of the Village:
"In the year of 1847, James B. Gay, a civil engineer and a native of Indiana, journeyed to the unsettled Kickapoo Valley in southwestern Wisconsin....." Later, "James B. Gay persuaded his brothers, John M. Gay and Thomas W. Gay, to come to the valley and help him in his business. Then in 1865, John M. Gay built the first flour mill just south of the saw mill." The Village was named to honor James B. Gay.
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Gays Mills attractions:

The Spring Festival
"A Festival Commemorating the Traditions of the Valley" held in May each year

The Apple Festival
Always the last full weekend in September

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