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Monticello Area Historical Society to Hear About Erie Canal Travel


August 16, 2018

“Coming to Green County on the Erie Canal” will be the focus of the August 23 meeting of the Monticello Historical Society.

Duane H. Freitag of Greendale, Wisconsin, will do an illustrated presentation on how the famed canal was used by European immigrants in the 1800s as they traveled from New York City to Milwaukee and on to Green County.

Freitag, a retired reporter and editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is a native of New Glarus. He has written several books about the Swiss of Green County. His study of the Erie Canal was part of his research for a forthcoming book on the d...

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