About the DOnor:
Dr. Ervin Bublitz
Dr. Ervin Bublitz is the donor for the End of the Trail statue. To our university community's great remorse, Dr. Ervin Bublitz left us in July of 2014. In addition to the End of the Trail, Dr. Ervin Bublitz generously made over 200 donations to Winona State University (including Windsong, pictured to the left). Dr. Ervin Bublitz was born in Winona, MN and had a special place in his heart for Winona State University. He taught and served as department chair in the sociology department at Winona State University, culminating in 40 years of dedication. Dr. Bublitz was intentional in all of his donations, and we gather that he donated the End of the Trail to acknowledge all the effort graduates put into their studies. Additionally, We feel the donation was intended to raise attention and inspire dialouge to what happened to Native American peoples in this area and the country at large. In our process, we hope to honor Dr. Bublitz's legacy as we move forward and continue addressing our society's miseducation.