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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Third Lake Passage

 
 
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By Paul F, July 20, 2009
1. Third Lake Passage Marker
Inscription. On July 20th, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, Black Hawk led about 700 Sac, Fox and Kickapoo Indians past this point and through the “Third Lake Passage,” the juncture of the Yahara River and Lake Monona. By sunset, the military also reached the passage but abandoned their chase at nightfall to camp in this vicinity.
 
Erected 1998 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 397.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.43′ N, 89° 20.051′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Atwood Ave.. Click for map. Olbrich Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starkweather's Harried History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Olbrich Park (about 400 feet away); John M. Olin (about 800 feet away); Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Let The Great Spirits Soar"
Third Lake Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 12, 2010
2. Third Lake Passage Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Riley House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corry Carriage House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Third Lake Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 20, 2009
3. Third Lake Passage Marker
Third Lake Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 12, 2010
4. Third Lake Passage Marker
Looking south toward the point where Starkweather Creek enters Lake Monona. The Yahara River of the present day enters Lake Monona a mile to the southwest.
Third Lake Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 12, 2010
5. Third Lake Passage Marker
Looking west with a view of the Capitol through the trees.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4, 5. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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