The Wright Brothers werent the only ones conquering the heavens at the turn of the century. In 1909, Eau Claire had it’s own inventor named Walker Russel who lived and worked on Water street building his own flying machine, The Eau Claire. Tune into this weeks episode to hear the exciting story of the Prairie Chicken!
This story is based in fact, more information can be found at the Chippewa Valley Museum. The drama was written by Jane and Jim Jefferies and produced by Scott Morfitt and Eli Klatt at Blugold Radio. Michael Rambo performed the theme song with additional music by Lauren Jefferies.
Special thanks goes out to the Eau Claire Community Foundation, the Chippewa Valley Writers’ Guild, and the Chippewa Valley Museum.
Photograph provided by the Chippewa Valley Museum