Hiawatha – Sculpture

Artist: Anthony Zimmerhakl
Location: Riverside Park, north end

Towering at 25′ high and weighing 20 tons, Hiawatha is the guardian of the sacred place where three rivers meet – the Mississippi, Black and La Crosse Rivers.  Legend says that where three rivers meet, no big winds shall blow.  To date, this legend has remained true for the area surrounding Riverside Park and the meeting of the three rivers.

Unveiled in 1961 after four years of work.  He was originally the world’s largest Hiawatha, but then three years later, Michigan built an even bigger one.  In 2000 there was talk of tearing the statue down due to needed repairs, but citizens raised enough money to restore it.

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