WaterMarks WALK // Walking the past, present, & future of the KK
The past, present, & future of the KK
June 9, 2018
Pulaski Park to 13th Street -- Milwaukee WI
Mollie Oblinger & Nancy Frank led the group through the history of the area of the Kinnickinnic watershed, beginning with the Ice Age in 10,000 BCE and extending into the future. Each stop marked a different point in the history of the watershed and the surrounding neighborhoods, and Mollie and Nancy invited participants to help them present each “timeline stop.” Some attendees were surprised to learn that the neighborhood was once comprised of Polish immigrants, as it is now primarily a Latinx community. Nancy explained how the timeline illustrated "a narrative of the geology, people, and transformations of the land beneath our feet and the river flowing by."