A riverway runs through it

Thirty years ago government worked and the lower Wisconsin was protected

In the summer of 1959, Bud Jordahl set his canoe in the Wisconsin River somewhere below the dam at Prairie du Sac and dipped his paddle into the water pushing toward Prairie du Chien roughly 90 miles away.

That was the start of three decades of an often bitter fight for the soul of the lower Wisconsin, but it culminated in landmark legislation protecting the riverway from development and assuring that anyone following in Jordahl’s wake would experience almost exactly what he did that summer 60 years ago..


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Ken Notes: Great read and a great place.



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