(Waupun) New wayfinding signs in Waupun highlight one of the city’s most notable features. Mayor Rohn Bishop wanted the signage as well as the welcome to Waupun signs to make it known that they are the city of sculptures.
Before his push, the signs were to incorporate a new crop logo. Bishop says that is not right for the city known for the famous “End of the Trail” statue and six other outdoor sculptures donated by Clerance Shaler. He says that famous statue portrays the plight of the Native American and the sculpture symbolizes a tremendous gift to the community.
Bishop’s first effort before the common council last month was voted down. But supporters packed a recent council meeting, which led to a reversal of that decision. Donations from residents will pay for sticker silhouettes of the sculptures to cover the crop logo on the wayfinding signs and the new welcome signs will also be altered to reflect the city of sculptures theme.
Bishop says the city has been known for the End of the Trail sculpture for many years and has had a good relationship with Native Americans dating back to the 1800’s.