FERRYVILLE (WKOW) -- Former Wisconsin governor Patrick Lucey received a special honor Wednesday.
He now has part of a state highway named for him.
Twenty-two miles of Highway 35 from Ferryville to Prairie du Chien now bears Lucey's name.
Lucey was governor from 1971 to 1977.
The 95-year-old grew up in Ferryville and went to high school in Prairie du Chien.
His son David says the dedication means a lot to his father.
"It's where he learned some of the most important lessons in life and drew a lot of strength from the people and the institutions here."
Governor Lucey resigned in 1977 to become U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. He also ran for vice president in 1980 as an Independent.
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