Road Named to Honor Ho-Chunk Code Talkers

Road Named to Honor Ho-Chunk Code Talkers

A stretch of Interstate 90 from the Minnesota border in La Crosse County to the intersection of Interstate 90 and Interstate 94 in Monroe County is now known as the “Ho-Chunk World War II Code Talkers Memorial Highway.” 

Yesterday, Governor Tony Evers signed legislation to that effect to honor 14 tribal code talkers who helped the Allies transfer critical operational information during WWII in code that was completely indecipherable to enemy forces.  Evers lauded yesterday’s announcement, hailing the effort as a powerful recognition of the Ho-Chunk Nation – the “People of the Sacred Voice.”

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