Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Known locally as "The Big Indian" - this statue of the Native American, Hiawatha, towers over Riverside Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  As the sign below says, it was created by a middle school art teacher, Anthony Zimmerhakl (everyone called him Zim) back in 1962, and has been a landmark ever since for those boating up and down the Mississippi River.

Be sure to click on the statue image to see a larger version.


Lowell said...

My mother's mom, who lived in northern Minnesota, had a number of books (fiction and non-fiction) dealing with people and events in that part of the world in the 19th century. I read them avidly and Hiawatha played a part is several of them. Can't remember much now...that was another century, you know! :)

I knew middle school art teachers were good for something! Just kidding. I taught American history to middle-schoolers.

Lowell said...

I meant to tell you that I really like your header photo - nice, clean lines and attention-getting.

Judy said...

This is very eye catching and colorful.