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Explore the Milwaukee River's History on River History Day Oct. 16, 2021

Submitted by Mary Boyle of Ozaukee Living Local

Visit, explore and take in the beautiful scenery surrounding the Milwaukee River eco-system during Saukville River History Day on Oct. 16, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crossroads Museum in Saukville, WI.

The one day journey will offer a small taste of what the local organizations like Saukville Historical Society and Riveredge Nature Center have to offer, including:

  • River Songs by local folk musician, David HB Drake at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Mountain Man’s Music with original Crossroads Rendezvous Founder, Randy Miller
  • Native American stories and crafts with Wisconsin author Karen Hartman
  • Target casting with the Community Rivers Program
  • A visit with the Society’s 1937 Fire Engine & 1912 Pumper.

To learn more about other activities going on, river history, and pertinent details about locations and schedules, visit Ozaukee Living Local Web Page

There is no doubt that the Milwaukee River is important to Ozaukee County. Named for the big City of Milwaukee, the 104 mile long Milwaukee River begins in Fond du Lac County and runs south until it meets first the Menomonee River and then the Kinnickinnic River, just before it empties into Lake Michigan underneath the Hoan Bridge.

Besides Port Washington and Belgium, every community in Ozaukee County has been shaped by the Milwaukee River, as even Cedar Creek in Cedarburg is a tributary, but perhaps none are as important as the Village of Saukville.

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