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Near Saint Croix Falls in Polk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Croix Falls Lions Park

 
 
St. Croix Falls Lions Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
1. St. Croix Falls Lions Park Marker
Inscription. Lions Park marks the site of an historic battle between the Chippewa Indians and their traditional enemies, the Fox and Sioux. Circa 1770, the two war parties met on the portage area below in a fierce fight that raged among the crags and crevices of the Dalles. According to Indian tales of the battle, "The voices of the war chiefs resounded above the rattle of the musketry and yells of their warriors as they urged them to stand their ground." Lead by Chief Waub-O-Jeeg, the Chippewa were victorious. The "Battle of St. Croix Falls" marked the demise of the Fox tribe in Wisconsin; the few that survived found refuge among the Sac tribe.

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This is one of many interpretive signs in the Rivers, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
 
Erected by Wisconsin Heritage Tourism.
 
Location. 45° 25.66′ N, 92° 38.756′ W. Marker is near Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin, in Polk County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 87 0.2 miles north of Wisconsin Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is north of the city in Lions Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Croix Falls WI 54024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. Croix Falls Lions Park and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
2. St. Croix Falls Lions Park and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of St. Croix Falls (a few steps from this marker); Where are the Falls? (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gaylord Nelson (approx. 0.8 miles away); River Spirit (approx. one mile away); Thompson–Boughton Mill (approx. one mile away); Where Are The Falls of the St. Croix? (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chisago Hotel (approx. 1.8 miles away in Minnesota); Town House School (approx. 1.8 miles away in Minnesota). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Croix Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Chief Waub-O-Jeeg. (Submitted on April 20, 2009.)
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,453 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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