Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Past Connections

A day off for looking into our past, began with the sighting of the Nina and the Pinta.

These historically accurate replicas from the Columbus Foundation are traveling up the Mississippi this summer and I happened to be in the right place at the right time. Riverside Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

They left Davenport, Iowa to their next dock destination Winona, MN. Hopefully some campers at Perrot State Park got a chance to see them pass by Trempealeau.

These floating museums will be open for tours today through July 5 at the levee park in Winona. They will be making a return trip again sometime between July 26 and 28. So mark your calendars.

While at Riverside Park in La Crosse we attended a noon time series of talks put on by the La Crosse County Historical Society. This week featured the Native American Community in La Crosse County. Two women of the Ho-Chunk nation gave a talk and answered questions. They revealed exciting news about a long term project of a Ho-Chunk Museum with Pow Wow grounds and La Crosse gaming fields. Site location still to be determined.  

They will continue the series of Many Peoples, One Place: La Crosse's Multi-Ethnic Heritage programs through July. More details at

A walk around the area of Riverside Park took me past this La Crosse River Water Trail sign. If you're not paddling you can walk along the  La Crosse River from the Mississippi through the march on the Three Rivers Trail which further along connects to the State Trail system of the La Crosse River State Trail and The Great River State Trail.

It's amazing... everything is connected.

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