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Close to twenty-five years ago, Dr. Jeff Menn, Russell Hansen, and Leroy Perkins felt the city of Viroqua needed an affordable, family oriented, and fun event that also would serve as a history lesson of sorts. Looking to the 1800’s as a theme, Viroqua’s Wild West Days was born.
The ritual was always the same. He would kick me out of bed at 4 am. Mom would have poached eggs over toast for us ready on the table. We would discuss where we were going and any things of interest in the area. We would examine our rods and reels for wear. The first spinner of the day was tied on at the table to assure the knot was true in the light. Tying on a lure in the dark on stream many times was a recipe for disaster.
In the past couple years, streams and creeks throughout the Driftless region in Southwestern Wisconsin have been reshaped and seen bank erosion due to severe storms and more than average flooding.
With the worst flooding hitting the Driftless last summer, conservationists are beginning restoration efforts that are crucial to the health and management of the area’s waters. Read more at DriftlessNow.com
The Historium museum, part of the Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society, in collaboration with Little Eagle Arts Foundation of Wisconsin Dells, played host to the 2nd Annual Native American Marketplace last Saturday.
Held inside the Historium museum, artists offered creations for sale, including different types of paintings, jewelry, beadwork, quillwork, and baskets.