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Historic Walking Tour

Chief Black Hawk

The Chief Black Hawk statue is a Depression-era project of the Works Progress Administration Arts Program under the direction of Grant Wood.
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Lake View Historical Museum

Built in 1996, the Lake View Historical Museum offers a glimpse of Lake View’s history.
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Log Cabin

Lake View’s historic log cabin had its beginning along the shore of the Racoon River five and one half miles east of Lake View.
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Speaker Park

Woolhiser Park – a swampland tuned into a beautiful park – beginning in the spring of 1925; landscaping plans were by Professor C.H. Diggs of the State College in Ames.
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Stone Piers

The two unique stone piers on Black Hawk Lake were constructed in 1934-35 by the Civilian Conservation Corps from area rocks brought by the last of 5 glacial invasions approximately 14,000 years ago.
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Stubb Severson Trail

The Iowa Conservation Commission began building a nature trail through the Black Hawk Wildlife area in 1981.
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Witches Tower

The Witches Tower was constructed sometime between 1933 and 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp SP-8, Company 1776, a veteran’s camp.
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