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  History of Ancient Sparta
Sparta in the 8th and 7th century BC was open to foreigners.
Sparta pretending to give liberty to the most worthy Helots, who had fought bravely, selected two thousand of the best men and after honoring them and crowning them with garlands at a ceremony, slain them by secret orders from the Ephors.
When the Roman commander Flamininus invaded Laconia and laid siege to Sparta, after a few days of fighting a non honorable truce was accepted by Sparta, in which was loosing all the Perioikic cities on the coasts and her fleet.
www.sikyon.com /sparta/history_eg.html   (10532 words)

  
 Sparta: Tomah Byte Trail
Sparta's history dates back to 1894 when the first permanent settlers to make land claims in Sparta were the Petit family in 1851, William Petit built a log cabin on the bank of Beaver Creek where the Carnegie library now stands.
She chose Sparta, Her exact reason has been obscured by the mists of time, but possibly this pioneer woman chose to pay tribute to the "Spartan Courage" of the founders.
The setting of Sparta is poetically described through an account of its beauty written in 1867: "Imagine a fertile valley through which flows a river fed by numerous trout brooks whose soft, clear waters babble of the spring in the highlands where they were born.
www.tomah.com /SPARTA.HTM   (1086 words)

  
 Sparta, Wisconsin
Sparta, the Bicycling Capital of America, hosts the northern end of the nationally famous Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail, and the eastern end of the La Crosse River State Bike Trail.
Sparta's history dates back to 1849 when the first settlers to make land claims in the area were the Pettit family.
Sparta was incorporated as a village in 1857 and incorporated as a city in 1883.
www.bikesandberries.com /sparta.html   (434 words)

  
 Sparta - Introduction
Sparta, whose population,although small, didn't keep it from becoming the first military power of its time.
In the pages of the very rich Hellenic mythology, a very special position is held by the founders of Sparta and those who wrote the prologue of its later glorious history.
Sparta, Lycurgus, and Leonidas are names that since have traveled beyond the Hellenic borders and have been naturalized in Universal History.
www.laconia.org /Sparti_introduction.htm   (392 words)

  
 City Of Sparta-Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sparta is the county seat of Monroe County, nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of western Wisconsin.
Sparta's claim as the "Bicycling Capital of America" is based upon the first rail bed in Wisconsin to be converted to bike trails between Sparta and Elroy.
Sparta is home to many unique shops in our historic downtown district and world recognized manufacturers in our growing business parks.
www.spartawisconsin.org   (156 words)

  
 Astronauts of Wisconsin
Laurel Clark was certainly not the first Wisconsin resident to become an astronaut, nor was she the last.
Wisconsin has been well represented in the space program from the beginning.
Slayton was born on March 1, 1924, in Sparta, Wisconsin, to parents Charles Sherman and Victoria Adelia (Larson) Slayton.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/wisconsin/98272/2   (526 words)

  
 Sparta Wisconsin
Sparta is known as the Bicycling Capital of America.
Located in the center of 101 miles of state trails, Sparta is THE best place to stay when you ride the world-famous Elroy-Sparta trail.
These tunnels were cut through the rolling hills of Wisconsin in the late 1800's.
www.wistravel.com /cities_in_wisconsin/sparta_wisconsin/?print_mode=1   (419 words)

  
 La Crosse River State Trail - Sparta, WI
Sparta, the "Bicycling Capital of America," is located at the east end of the La Crosse River State Trail.
Sparta offers numerous services a rider may require including motels, bed and breakfasts, camping facilities, bike rentals and repair, restaurants, service stations, grocery stores, laundromats, churches and excellent medical facilities.
Sparta takes pride in its 18-hole Municipal Golf Course which has the reputation of being one of the finest in the state.
www.lacrosseriverstatetrail.org /sparta.htm   (178 words)

  
 Hotels in Sparta Wisconsin - Super 8 Motel Sparta
The Elroy Sparta trail is considered to be the "granddaddy of all trails" and is a 32 mile trail that winds it's way through spectacular natural beauty and exciting tunnels of the abandoned Chicago Northwest Railroad.
Sparta, WI 54656 800-354-BIKE Elroy-Sparta trail is among the many marked trails available for snowmobiling.
Sparta, WI 54656 608-269-SHOW Sparta hosts a new six plex movie cinema as well as one of the few remaining outdoor movie drive ins.
www.onetravelsource.com /11284487.html   (782 words)

  
 Sparta Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast - Sparta Bed and Breakfast Inns Hotels Accommodations Accomodations Lodging Travel
This page describes bed and breakfasts and inns located in Sparta, Wisconsin, where experienced bed and breakfast travelers have come for over 10 years to quickly find great deals on a variety of bed and breakfasts, small hotels and inns.
Explore our informative and detailed Sparta, Wisconsin page listings, rates and specials to make the most informed choice for your next trip to a bed and breakfast in beautiful Sparta, Wisconsin.
Sparta is dubbed the "Bicycling Capital of America" because it is home to the Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail where over 70,000 people annually come to use the biking facilities.
www.ibbp.com /obb/wisconsin/sparta.html   (198 words)

  
 Welcome to Sparta, Wisconsin!
I live in Sparta, Wisconsin, the Bicycling Capital of America.
Sparta is located in the center of 101 miles of connected State Bike Trails and at the end of the famous Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail.
Sparta, Wisconsin is located 20+ miles east of Lacrosse, WI via I-90.
www.bikesparta.com /benbikenstory.htm   (446 words)

  
 Sparta, Wisconsin - Bicycling Capital of America
Sparta is known as the "Bicycling Capital of America", the seat of Monroe County, and is host to the west end of the Elroy-Sparta Trail and the east end of the LaCrosse River Trail.
Sparta has many services a biker might need including motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, bike rentals, shuttle service, canoeing, churches, laundromats, a six-plex movie theater and an outdoor movie theater, and medical facilities.
Sparta also has a reputable 18 hole golf course and a 12 lane bowling center for your enjoyment.
www.elroy-sparta-trail.com /sparta.htm   (246 words)

  
 Bike Sparta -Home
Sparta is home to fascinating museums, including the Deke Slayton Space and Bike Museum.
Sparta also has events and cultural attractions you'll find nowhere else, including Sparta's historic downtown where you'll enjoy unique shops and restaurants.
Sparta is also home to Wisconsin's largest Amish community--see an array of Amish arts and crafts.
www.bikesparta.com   (300 words)

  
 Newspapers - Sparta, WI
Sparta head coach Jen Slusser was pleased with her team's performance, and said it was a very different Lady Spartan team on the floor in Thursday's MVC finale against Onalaska.
Sparta coach Bob Wetzsteon said conditions were less that idea during Wednesday's regional, especially in the morning, but he was pleased his was able to advance in the post-season.
Sparta did all of its offensive damage early, scoring a solo run in the first and a pair of runs in the second to build a 3-1 advantage.
www.spartanewspapers.com /sports.html   (9567 words)

  
 Sparta (town), Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sparta is a town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.
Sparta is one of the terminii of the famous Elroy-Sparta bicycle trail, one of the first railroad trails to be converted into a 32-mile bicycle trail through the heart of Wisconsins "Hidden Valleys" region.
The other end of the trail, in Elroy, is the home of Wisconsin's longest serving governor, Tommy Thompson.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sparta_(town),_Wisconsin   (461 words)

  
 Ancient Greece: Sparta
In the eighth century BC, Sparta, like all her neighbors, was a monarchy with a limited oligarchy.
The marriage ceremony had an unusual ritual involved: at the end of the ceremony, the man carried his wife off as if he were taking her by force (this did not mean, however, that the status of women was bad in Sparta, as we shall see later).
In a short time, Sparta had formed alliances with a huge number of states in the southern part of Greece (called the Peloponnesus), and had become the major power in Greece when the Persians invaded in 490 BC.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/GREECE/SPARTA.HTM   (1602 words)

  
 Sparta Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Lodging, Log Cabins Sparta WI, Fort McCoy Bed & Breakfast Accommodations & Inns
Grapevine Log Cabins is a Sparta Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Inn for Sparta Wisconsin lodging with three private Sparta log cabins nestled in a pine setting on a dairy farm in the heart of Wisconsin's Coulee Region.
We are 5 miles from Sparta where you can spend a leisurely day golfing and eat out at good restaurants.
Our local festivals are Butter fest in Sparta during June and the famous Cranberry fest in Warrens during the fall.
www.grapevinelogcabins.com   (318 words)

  
 Sparta Free Library
The Sparta Free Library is a Carnegie library, built in 1902 and enlarged in 1982.
Sparta Free Library is a member of Winding Rivers Library System which provides access to all Wisconsin public library collections.
The Sparta Free Library Newsletter is published bi-monthly.
www.spartalibrary.org   (307 words)

  
 Sparta, WI News
A Sparta man says three men tied him up with jumper cables, shoved him in the trunk of his car and kidnapped him.
Westby city council members agreed to develop a CDA committee to work with an outside firm which specializes in the redevelopment of communities that have seen a decline in their business establishments.
Wisconsin gardeners could be harboring a fire hazard in their fall mums.
www.topix.net /city/sparta-wi   (636 words)

  
 Welcome to the Elroy-Sparta State Trail
The Elroy-Sparta State Trail is the property of the State of Wisconsin and is part of its State Trails System.
It is located in Hidden Valleys Country and passes through a portion of the unglaciated areas of Wisconsin exemplifying the natural beauty of our State.
The trail is 32 miles in length on the abandoned Chicago and North Western Railroad bed and passes through three rock tunnels.
www.elroy-sparta-trail.com   (622 words)

  
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Wisconsin disc golf is a great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Wisconsin disc golf courses can be enjoyed by groups of four competitively or couples can play without keeping score.
In Wisconsin, disc golf can be played year-round, but the warmer months provide a more enjoyable experience.
justintrails.com   (612 words)

  
 Sparta Area School District > Home
The Sparta Area School District is a great place to grow and learn.
The Sparta Area School District also enjoys a great partnership with local business and industry, which provide work experience opportunities, Junior Achievement instruction, financial support, and special presentations.
Please contact us with any comments or suggestions that you have for our District or our new website.
www.spartan.org   (232 words)

  
 Sparta Wisconsin Real Estate
Sparta is a small town in west-central Wisconsin with a population of 9000.
In the Sparta area, we enjoy the crafts and skills of a large Amish settlement.
The Sparta Golf Course is known as one of the best municipal-owned golf courses in the state.
www.relocateamerica.com /states/WI/cities/sparta.htm   (422 words)

  
 Elroy-Sparta State Trail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail is a 32-mile (51 km) bike trail between Elroy and Sparta, Wisconsin.
It is one of four connecting bike trails in west-central Wisconsin and makes up nearly one-third of the 101 miles of bike trails across the state.
It is a rail trail, part of the larger Wisconsin bike trail system, operated by the state of Wisconsin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elroy-Sparta_Bike_Trail   (379 words)

  
 Sparta Real Estate Agents, Sparta Homes For Sale, REALTORS and Sparta
We also have information on Sparta home selling, home buying and mortgages, movers and other realty services for anyone looking to sell a home or buy a home in Sparta, WI.
HomeGain provides Sparta, Wisconsin real estate information and resources to guide homeowners and homebuyers through the process of selling and buying a house, condo or other Sparta realty property.
HomeGain has services to help you find a top Sparta real estate broker or agent, get the value of your Sparta home and a comparative market analysis (CMA), view Sparta real estate and MLS listings, prepare your home for sale, and more.
www.homegain.com /local_real_estate/WI/sparta.html   (492 words)

  
 SPARTA Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SPARTA stands for Simulation of Physics on A Real Time Architecture.
The algorithms used in the SPARTA project consist of two main parts, spring force computation and collision detection.
In spring force computation, the velocities of two points are adjusted according to the difference of their distance and a preset ideal spring length.
www.cse.psu.edu /~mdl/sparta   (407 words)

  
 F.A.S.T. Fiberglass Wonders, Sparta, Wisconsin
Odds are that if it appeared in the last 20 years, it was made in Sparta, WI, in the workshops of Fiberglass Animals, Shapes & Trademarks Corp., or simply FAST.
Artist Jerry Vettrus has been running this studio of stupendousness since 1983, when he bought out Creative Display, the company that he worked for, and assumed the mantle of titan-builder.
Sparta's fiberglass artisans have forged such treasures as the Jolly Green Giant, Blue Earth, MN; the Killer Bee, Hidalgo, TX; and the sea monster that looms across the Heritage of the Sea gallery at the House on the Rock.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/WISPAfast.html   (636 words)

  
 Archaeological Museum of Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It was found in the temple of Athena Chalkioikos at the acropolis of Sparta.
It is dated to the second quarter of the 5th century B. Votive reliefs depicting Dioskouroi; they stylistically belong to the category of Laconian type reliefs that are characterised by the depiction of figures in low relief.
Clay and marble akroteria from Sanctuaries at Sparta and akroteria of Lakonian type also from the same places, dated to the Archaic period.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21105m/e211em05.html   (366 words)

  
 Grapevine Log Cabins, Sparta Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Inn Lodging
Grapevine Log Cabins is only one and a half miles from the Lacrosse River trail, which connects up to the Elroy Sparta trail in about a mile.
We are 5 miles from Sparta and 25 miles from Lacrosse where you can take boat cruises on the Mississippi for a sight seeing tour or a dinner cruise on an old paddle boat or more modern one.
Sparta has many good restaurants, golfing, the famous Butterfest in June.
www.wbba.org /inns/GrapevineLogCabins_Sparta_WI.html   (382 words)

  
 Elroy-Sparta State Trail - Bed & Breakfast, Lodging, Camping, Attractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Elroy Sparta State Trail includes Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Campgrounds, Bicycle Rentals.
At Sparta, the west end of the oldest rails-to-trails conversion in the
The section between Sparta and Norwalk, where the longest tunnel is
www.trailsfromrails.com /elroy_sparta_trail.htm   (211 words)

  
 Sound Taps, Wisconsin-Home
A true leader to Sound Taps Wisconsin will sadly be missed....
Sound Taps, Wisconsin is a statewide competition designed to encourage Wisconsin students to assist their local communities in the live sounding of Taps for military funeral honors.
The Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) will support the judging at these 12 district competitions for Wisconsin schools statewide.
www.soundtapswisconsin.com   (213 words)

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