Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour

Bridge over the water

Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Walking along Wingra CreekA view of Wingra CreekIn the evening on Thursday we decided to walk along Wingra Creek to find fishermen. The fisherman we found was named Aaron Campbell. He was very friendly. We asked him the question you first ask all fishermen: have you caught any fish yet? And yes, he had. He had caught a few small fish. He fishes with different kinds of lures. The place we found him was a little bit closer to the dam. He says he likes this place more because ther aren't as many fishermen there.

Fisherman being interviewedFisherman being interviewedHe was fishing along Wingra Creek by the bridge to enter the town of Madison. . . . He uses catch and release and mostly doesn't use live bait. he uses spinner, sinkers, and floaters along with fak worms and leeches.

A leafless tree against a darkening sky

A fisherman
Standing on Wingra Creek
Silhouetted against the sky
He caught a fish!
I think it is a blue gill
He put it back in its watery home
So it can live there until it dies.

Splish Splash
I cast my line
Waiting for a bite
I wait, I wait
Sitting patiently
Something tugs!
I jerk my line!
I've got a fish!
It's mine! It's mine!
I take it off the hook
It would be a sin
I think,
It wouldn't cook
And throw it back in.

A drawing of a hook under water, by JeremyA drawing of a fisherman catching a fish, by Chiara

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