Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chittamo

I decided to head a bit north to see more of the fall colors on the trees since Eau Claire hasn't yet reached its peak.  My destination was Chittamo: once an Ojibwa settlement until they were forced onto a reservation near Hayward in the late nineteenth century.


A number of white pioneers and Ojibwa natives were buried in a small burial ground, now marked with a commemorative stone:


Right across the street from the burial ground is the former (and now abandoned?) school built in 1920. It has an interesting form to it: all the chimneys and the southwestern styled grotto atop the roof:


The beautiful Derosier Lake is nearby:


Although no one was there on this beautiful weekend day, it looks like a great place for outdoor fun.


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