© 2019 by Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail. 

Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail

Jeff Wright, President

Fran Greenman-Schmitz, Treasurer

Title: “Protector of the River”

Artist: John Pahlas

Materials: Salvaged metal

 

Donated by the Bank of Prairie du Sac

 

Additional funding provided by Sauk County UW Extension Arts & Culture Committee and Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Logo designed by

Chris Dunn of Bird Dog Graphics

Benches and Mile Markers honor donors and were

manufactured by Madrax and Graber Manufacturing

This switch stand is one from THIS former Milwaukee Rail Road line. It is the type commonly found in the Milwaukee Rail Road system, from Indiana throughout the Midwest and to the Pacific Northwest. They can still be seen in many places today.  Easy to spot because of their distinctive Red and White Arrow style target.

*Switch restored by John Hanson

Eight interpretive signs were installed along the Great Sauk State Trail in the summer of 2018 thanks to generous support from the Sauk City Historic Preservation Committee, Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society, River Arts Inc., Alliant Energy, Sauk County UW Extension Arts & Culture Committee and Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

The signs were designed by Sue Poff of Polliwog Studio.