Fox River Boating
Nettie Dillon, Agnes Dillon Spude, Mildred Spude, Marion Spude and Julia Dillon boat in the Fox River, near the end of Porlier Street, Green Bay, ca. 1914. At the turn of the century, the Fox River was the center of recreation for Green Bay's Astor Heights' neighborhood children. Perch was caught from the docks and boat houses lined the river between Porlier and Emilie Streets, and an ice rink was shoveled in this area when the river froze. The boys swam in the" Muds," an area near the North Western Railway bridge on the southern outskirts of town, while the river north of this bridge was filled with boats captained by people of all ages.