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Near Spring Green in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Military River Crossing

 
 
Military River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. Military River Crossing Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, General Henry Atkinson and approximately 1,000 soldiers crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his followers. On July 26th, at the old abandoned Village of Helena, the soldiers dismantled the village's buildings to make rafts for the crossing.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 404.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 8.612′ N, 90° 3.628′ W. Marker is near Spring Green, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker can be reached from County Highway C east of State Highway 23, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is along the entrance road to the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5607 County Highway C, Spring Green WI 53588, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Unity Chapel (approx. mile away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Old Helena (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tower Hill State Park
Military River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. Military River Crossing Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Shot Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright (approx. 2.4 miles away); Western Escape (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Pursuit West (approx. 11.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spring Green.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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