Reminder, Bison Are Wild Animals
Windmill Pasture is home to the bison herd. They have been quite active in recent weeks. Please stay on the trails and use caution in their vicinity. Do not come in close contact with the bison. Allow at least 100 yards between you and the herd. More »
Handicap Parking Available at Visitor Center
For the next several months, the handicap parking area by the barn is closed until the barn construction project is complete. Handicap parking is available at the Visitor Center.
Virtual Tour Lower Fox Creek Teachers
Nineteen students of the Lower Fox Creek School and their parents are pictured. Included are the Ericksons, Adkins, and Brouse families. This photograph was taken between 1916-1919.
Pictured are two former Lower Fox Creek School students. In this photo on the left is Ann Adkins and on the right is her younger sister, Josephine. They attended this school from 1916 - 1924.
What Ann and Josephine remember most about their school days was the strict discipline. There was no giggling, whispering, or talking out loud unless the teacher spoke to you. They also remember the school yard catching on fire one year. The students formed a bucket brigade from the cistern to the fire and managed to save the school.
Grace Garner taught at the Lower Fox Creek School in 1926. She had only three students; Verna Gordon - age 13, Doris Erickson - age 11, and Bernice Erickson - age 6 years.
Did You Know?
A single blade of big bluestem might have a root system descending over 8 feet underground. This is deep enough so that the plant will emerge in the spring even without rainfall. Big bluestem grows abundantly on the Southwind Nature Trail.