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.