Wednesday Walking On the Hill

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An entry for the #wednesdaywalk challenge hosted by @tattoodjay.

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For this week's entry, I wanted to share a walk I was able to sneak in during yesterday's lunch. With the chaos at work, I knew that would be the day I could get a decent walk-in and take a few photos to share for this week's challenge.

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It's an old hill of the town known as Indian Hill (I know, likely not politically correct). Years and years ago, this area housed a Winnebago Native American settlement; the area also included a number of Winnebago graves and effigies.

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Unfortunately, all of that history has been lost. All of the earthworks are long gone, as well as the skeletons of those who were buried on this sacred site. I did a bit of research on the area a year ago and discovered that there was a push by none other than "Buffalo Bill" Cody, back in the late 19th century, to make this a national park/protected area. Of course, that didn't happen, and most of the hill was wiped out by early 20th-century sand mining, railroad development, housing, and industry.

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Today, a large part of the hill is a city park. This area that I took a walk through, specifically, has been left to nature for the past 20 years or so. Most of the area now includes oak trees and vegetation.

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I had to cut the walk short thanks to free pizza back at work, but this is another place I will definitely return to in the future. I'd like to do a bit more research on the area, and mix a bit of history with these walks in the future if possible. Just a thought, anyway!

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That is it for this week's walk; I always like the walks through history. I hope everyone else had a wonderful Wednesday too, and until next week, enjoy the rest of the week.

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