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.  

Friends of the 

GREAT SAUK

STATE TRAIL

The Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail was established in 2015 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, with a mission to enhance, promote, manage and advocate for the continued development of the Great Sauk Trail, a nearly 13 mile multi-use trail connecting the Sauk Prairie community to Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin’s most visited state park.

To make the trail the world-class attraction it should be, the friends group aims to raise $1.0 million. The Friends group has already provided funding for the first two phases. The group is also charged with enhancing the trail by installing signs, art, benches, and other amenities to make the trail experience safe, educational, and – most importantly – unforgettable.

 

To pursue this mission, the Friends of the Great Sauk Trail depend on contributions from people like you. Consider making a tax-deductible donation or volunteering

your time.

CONTACT US!

Mail donations to:

Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail

c/o Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce

109 Phillips Boulevard

Sauk City, WI 53583

To request additional information or to discuss a contribution, email:

greatsaukstatetrail@gmail.com

© 2019 by Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail. 

Friends of the Great Sauk State Trail