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A Travel To The Past



Wisconsin Dells … A Travel To The Past

The Lower Dells of the Wisconsin River … Rocky Islands are the best feature in our trip. As we went through we noticed that there are many caves and crevices cut by the relentless river over the past years. Just east of the Dells, Glaciers have covered this area. Geologist say that the waters of the melting glacial ice and the Wisconsin River wriggled their way through the layers of sand stone, they say some are harder than the others, forming the fantastic shapes we see today. Many formations have been named for their resemblance of familiar objects like, the “COW in the Milk Bottle”.The Indians say the serpent wriggled its way through cracks in the rocks forming the Dells. The Wisconsin Dells consist of Lower and Upper Dells.  It was a very worthwhile,wonderful and adventurous boat trip and visit to WISCONSIN  DELLS. ” I had beautiful memories visiting into the past.”


Witches Gulch                                                                            Cow in the milk bottle

The Lone Rock

In Lone Rock, the Winnebago believed, lived one of the  spirits of the Dells in it’s many caves. Below this rock island the scenery of Dells comes to an end through the whim of the Glacier which laid it’s heavy hand across the bed of river flattening the sandstone ridge into glacial ribble.Today the Lower Dells area is as nature fashioned  it fromtime immemorial unchangedby dams raising water levels which drown many of a river timeless wonders.


my photos

The Sugar Bowl..  Photo by Ben Johnson.

The Sugar Bowl

The sugar bowl is the three rocky islands to be seen on the lower dells boat trip.it appears to have cut off from the Grotto Rock which juts out towards it from the right.The caves in Grotto Rocks are called Caves of NA-HU-UA. Winnebago word for large fish or sturgeon.Indian’s fires in the caves would attract bugs, the sturgeons followed the insects and the fish could be easily netted or separated in the caves.


The early settlers of Wisconsin..Winnebago Indians

This branch of the Sioux nation, a woodland tribe have lived in this area for hundreds of years and many still make their homes here.They lived in peace with the white settlers and have never been on a reservation. An attempt was made in 1874 to move them with their chief, Yellow Thunder to Iowa. Many returned immediately to their homeland.

H.H. Bennett captured much with his camera at the end of the last century.The Swallow family pictured on the left wear typical dress while seated  in their summer Wigwaum. Young Eagle on the right shows the most elaborate man’s costume.

legends abound by and about the Winnebago  but it is recorded that Chief Black Hawk was captured by Cheetar and One-Eyed Decorah near the Dells.Their language and tradition are preserved in the local museums and the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial.

Related during the boat trip. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

photo by H.H. Bennett Studio Wisconsin

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15 responses

  1. connie

    Farewell dear Betty …. missing you !!! ~Love~connie

    September 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm

  2. connie

    Merci bien Dominque… ont une bonne journéesalut ~

    August 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

  3. Dominique

    Amitiés de Moi ………….http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p472/pirates01_2008/The_Lady_by_StudioKawaii.jpg

    August 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

  4. connie

    Thanks Dee for your time and for your beautiful thought.take care always…hugs~

    August 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm

  5. Angel eyes

    beautiful places and photos dee

    August 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

  6. Angel eyes

    beautiful places and photos dee

    August 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

  7. connie

    Thanks Jussara … Yes, Winnebago the early settlers of Wisconsin.have a good day ..hugs~

    August 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

  8. connie

    Yes I did John…. have a great Sunday!

    August 15, 2010 at 10:32 am

  9. Jussara Luna

    wonderful pictures of indigenous peoples!!!!kisses…Jussara

    August 15, 2010 at 5:50 am

  10. Jussara Luna

    Hello dear connie, this entry is great, I loved thepictures:)) many hugs.. Jussara

    August 15, 2010 at 5:47 am

  11. john

    glaciers covering the upper midwest made lots of unique land formationsthe dells are a great placedid ya sample the cheese, brats n a beer?

    August 15, 2010 at 3:37 am

  12. connie

    Thanks Betty for your time. My visit to Wisconsin was so enjoyable one. Was about a couple and a half hour drive with a car from Chicago. The jet boat ride to THE DELLS was fantastic and so memorable. I would love to go back and visit again if time and money permits me to do so.Take care ~

    August 15, 2010 at 2:43 am

  13. connie

    Hi Sherrilynn my sweetie, thanks for your time and thanks for sharing me a line…Take care always …hugs to you my dear ~

    August 15, 2010 at 2:38 am

  14. Sherrilynn

    Hi hon… this is wonderful history lesson for me..thxs for sharing it…wishing you a wonderful time and week ahead…Stay sweet hugs

    August 15, 2010 at 2:22 am

  15. Natural ♥

    Hi Connie, I enjoyed you blog and pictures. I have heard of the Wisconsin Dells and the Winnebego tribe before today, but never research them. Thanks for sharing my wonderful friend. Hugs~

    August 15, 2010 at 2:07 am

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