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Watertown in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail Discovery

 
 
Trail Discovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
1. Trail Discovery Marker
Inscription. On July 18th, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, Little Thunder – a Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian guide to the U.S. Militia – discovered Black Hawk’s Band crossed the Rock River in this vicinity. After receiving the news, Gen. James D. Henry and Col. Henry Dodge and the militia also crossed the river and followed the band’s trail west.
 
Erected 1998 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 409.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 11.654′ N, 88° 43.48′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Rock River, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker located on river walk at Main Street and Rock River. Marker is at or near this postal address: One East Main Street, Watertown WI 53094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milwaukee Street Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fred Merkle Field (approx.
Trail Discovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
2. Trail Discovery Marker
Looking south along river walk.
0.9 miles away); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (approx. 0.9 miles away); Octagon House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fred C. Merkle (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Kindergarten (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Watertown.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Trail Discovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
3. Trail Discovery Marker
Looking west across Main Street bridge from marker site.
 
 
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