Ellen Hixon – Statue

Artist: Mike Martino
Location: Grandad Bluff – Grandad Bluff Rd. La Crosse, WI 54601
This statue is dedicated to Ellen Hixon, the widow of Gideon C. Hixon, who was responsible for saving Grandad Bluff and Hixon Forest after a developer began turning it into a rock quarry. In 1909, Ellen began a public campaign to raise $15,000 to buy the bluff. She raised $3,000 before donating the final $12,000 herself.
Martino chose to show Ellen enjoying a moment of reflection and placed a pine bough in Ellen’s hand, a reminder that the Hixons made their fortune in lumber.

Ellen Hixon Statue

Hixon Memorial

Hixon Memorial

Boy with Butterfly

Boy with Butterfly

Family – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

The La Crosse Players

The La Crosse Players

Dancing Francis

Dancing Francis

Harmony and Peace

Harmony and Peace

Gideon Hixon

Gideon Hixon

Reflections

Reflections

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

A Simpler Time

A Simpler Time

King Gambrinus

King Gambrinus

The Four Muses

The Four Muses

Confluence

Confluence

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Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Water Over the Dam

Water Over the Dam

Hiawatha

Hiawatha

Fledgling – Sculpture

Fledgling – Sculpture

Dancers – Sculpture

Dancers – Sculpture

Ellen Hixon

Ellen Hixon

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Dancing Clare

Dancing Clare

Lyra

Lyra

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Anidonts

Anidonts

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Ribbon V – Sculpture