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Rising Sun in Crawford County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Black Hawk Trail

 
 
Black Hawk Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
1. Black Hawk Trail Marker
Inscription.
700 Sac Indians July 31,
1200 Soldiers Aug. 1, 1832
followed this ridge west
into Vernon County over this
ground.
_____________________

Two human skeletons were
found at a spring west of
Wilder's Hotel, Rising
Sun in 1852.

Nancy Wilber authority
1892

No. 10 1930 C. V. P.
 
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter. (Marker Number 10 CVP.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War marker series.
 
Location. 43° 25.093′ N, 90° 57.517′ W. Marker is in Rising Sun, Wisconsin, in Crawford County. Marker is on County Highway B west of State Highway 27, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Soldiers Grove WI 54655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John McCulloch (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Walnut Mound Veterans Memorial
Black Hawk Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
2. Black Hawk Trail Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); Black Hawk and Winnebago Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away); Patrick Joseph Lucey (approx. 8.5 miles away); Cliff Swallows (approx. 8.7 miles away); Gays Mills Sesquicentennial (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Historical Society. Black Hawk War documents and other sources. (Submitted on June 18, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Black Hawk Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. Black Hawk Trail Marker
Looking west.
Historic Trail Markers Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
4. Historic Trail Markers Sign
[map]

The ravine across the road and a short distance to the north with springs and a pond offered an ideal sheltered camping spot for the Indian band and a day later for the army and militia.

Grateful appreciation is given to Dr. C.V. Porter whose hard work and dedication preserved this segment of history for all.

Vernon County Historical Society
Wisconsin Humanities Committee
Wisconsin State Dept. of Transportation
Vernon County Highway Department


The State of Wisconsin recognizes Dr. Porter's markers as part of Vernon County history but does not condone the language or prejudicial inferences used on some of the markers. Dr. Porter used descriptive, interpretative language which he researched and felt was acceptable for his time.
 
 
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