Fort Atkinson Total Population 11,365<br />Rock River<br />
Wisconsin Capital Building Facts<br /><ul><li> No buildings in our state capital are allowed to be built taller.
You can see the capital building from all directions in town.
It’s the biggest capital building in our Nation.</li></li></ul><li>Wisconsin Food<br />We love our cheese and the Green Bay Packers.<br />
Wisconsin Sports<br />These are some of our main sports in Wisconsin. We have Collage Football, Basketball, Baseball and Professional Football, and of course our home town High School teams.<br />
Entertainment in Fort Atkinson<br />We have the Hoard Museum. A nice play and musical theatre called The Fireside and Every year in Fort Atkinson we hold a rendezvous. We also have a parks with trails. We really enjoy our city pool!<br />
Kalahari Resort<br />The Kalahari is an Indoor/outdoor Water park with an Indoor Theme Park. It is largest in the U.S.<br />
Wisconsin Dells<br />The Wisconsin Dells is a town in Wisconsin known for it’s large water parks. <br />The Dells has lots of fun things to do, including roller coaster parks, <br />go cart parks, indoor water theme parks, shows, and lots of fancy dinning. <br />There is also a lake and lots of camping areas and hotels.<br />
Wisconsin Weather<br />Our winters range from mid November to March. As you see we have a lot of snow in the winter. Our temperatures go up rapidly in June , July, and August to 80’s and 90’s.<br />
Fort Atkinson History<br /><ul><li> The Fox and Sauk Indians lived in the southern part of </li></ul>Wisconsin and were forced on to the state of Iowa.<br /><ul><li> They didn’t want to so they fought the government to </li></ul>Move back to their land.<br /><ul><li> They surrendered but later, they declared war. That was </li></ul>the creation of the Blackhawk War. A fort was made to <br />protect settlers. The fort was named after General Atkinson.<br /><ul><li> The Indians lost and the survivors went back to Iowa </li></ul>and Chief Blackhawk had to surrender. <br />ChiefBlackhawk lead the attack of the Sauk and Fox Indians.<br />
Fort Atkinson sits among some of the world’s <br />most fertile soil. We have many farms <br />surrounding our city. Wisconsin is called the <br />United States Dairy State. We also have the<br />best cheese in the states! <br />
Our school and church<br />Saint Joseph Catholic Church and School<br />
Lake Koshkonong and the Rock River<br />Lake Koshkonong is a 12 mile long man made lake fed by the Rock <br />River which winds it’s way through Fort Atkinson. <br />Lake Koshkonong<br />At one time the lake was covered with wild rice that brought millions of ducks to feed.<br />It was considered the best place in the world to hunt ducks, but since the construction<br />of the Indian Ford Damn the lake has become the 2nd largest inland lake in Wisconsin <br />and all of the wild rice has disappeared along with the world famous duck hunting.<br />Rock River<br />
We hope you enjoyed our slide show!<br />St. Joe’s 6th Grade Class<br />