The Yahara lakes are majestic, patient and a bit mysterious. They are a part of us, having drawn people to their shores for 12,000 years, and yet powerfully apart.

Images from lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa and Wingra, the jewels in the Yahara River chain of lakes.

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History of the Yahara River lakes from pre-glacial era to early 1900s.