Around The Corner with John McGivern: Horicon

About This Episode


If all you know of Horicon is that there’s a Marsh here, then you have (just like John did) a lot to learn. Truth is, the Horicon Marsh wildlife sanctuary – loved and known by bird and wildlife lovers throughout the world - deserves all the acclaim it gets. But even though the Marsh stole our hearts (what a remarkable place!), the City of Horicon steals the show.

The John Deere Horicon Works is a shining example of this community’s ability to retain big-time manufacturing, but the smaller business here are no less impressive. Horicon Bank and Leroy Meats are stars in this community. Sure-Fire Inc., Family Chiropractic and the Rock River Tap are trusted Horicon staples. And the experiences we had at the Saterlee Clark Museum and Horicon Marsh Boat Tours will be remembered as standouts of season 6.

Just one question: Does John have to wear the rubber hip waders to be considered an honorary Marshman? (He’d be happy to…)

Around the Corner with John McGivern shows you all the rich and vibrant history of Wisconsin through its diverse neighborhoods. Hear local stories as old as the state itself then see up-and-coming small businesses. Join John McGivern as he explores living, working and playing in these one of a kind communities. From Milwaukee PBS.