Riverfront Park

Feeling about the Russell Fork River runs high among local residents, indicating their connection to the land - as a site of heritage and a generator of regional wealth, and the river - as an indicator of ecological health and a moving force that connects them, upstream and down, with the rest of the country. "Used to be when the river froze you could ride a team of horses across it."   Also in the old days, "The loggers rode the logs all the way to Ashland, got drunk, and caught the train back home again."   Today the Riverfront Park has been rehabilitated and forms the beginning of a town "center," with art and gardens, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and a great view of the emerald green water.