Blair, Nebraska: Tower of the Four Winds

44 feet tall, it's a memorial to author John G. Neihardt and Black Elk, Lakota Sioux holy man.

Black Elk-Neihardt Park

32nd St., Blair, NE
Hwy 30 north from town to juncture with Hwy 75; continue north to Wright St. (stoplight) turn left (west). Wright St. eventually turns into College Drive. Take College Drive all the way up to the top of the hill, past Dana College. Black Elk Neihardt Park is at about 32nd St. and College Drive.
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Tower of the Four Winds

This 44-foot tower in Black Elk-Neihardt Park stands as a memorial to John G. Neihardt and Black Elk, the Lakota Sioux holy man. The tower features a mosaic that depicts Black Elk's message of peace and unity for all people. Along a paved walking trail, mosaic markers continue the "theme" of Black Elk's vision. The park also features a unique covered picnic shelterand great views of the Washington County countryside.

[M.G. Rice, 08/27/2006]

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