Col. Nahorn has worked over the past several weeks researching and compiling a watershed profile and historical overview document on the Vermilion River Watershed. This 35-page research document is the culmination of the New Indian Ridge Museum’s continuing “expansion into Vermilion’s history,” as highlighted in our last newsletter, posted on this website.
Final preparations are going forward to possibly post the document on this website, but for now we are restricting it as a research document in the Museum’s research library. The Watershed profile and historical overview is divided into main sections, which include: Introduction; Geology, Geography, and Technical Overview; Native Vegetation; Prehistoric Overview; Early Historic History Overview of Towns; Current Environmental Issues and Recommendations; Conclusion. The intent of the document is not to provide a completely in-depth history and study of the entire Watershed, but rather it is to present an overview of the Vermilion’s Watershed, its general history, geology, and environment. The document employs photos of views from the Watershed and copies of Vermilion-related postcards from the Museum’s collection. November 2015.