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Eddyville in Wapello County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chief Hard Fish / Eddyville Historic Site Marker

 
 
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By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
1. Eddyville Historic Site / Marker
Inscription.

Indian Village Centenary
of
Chief Hard Fish
Dedicated 1937

 
Erected 1937 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Elizabeth Ross Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 9.369′ N, 92° 38.317′ W. Marker is in Eddyville, Iowa, in Wapello County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Front Street on Walnut Street. Click for map. Marker is at the West end of Walnut Street atop of a levee. It faces East and behind this marker is the Des Moines River. Marker is in this post office area: Eddyville IA 52553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Curtis King (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 5 (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Elizabeth Ross Chapter Historical Markers. The DAR's local chapter page for their historical markers. On this marker: A historical marker was placed in 1937 as a dedication to Chief Hard Fish, also known as Wishecomaque. Chief Hard Fish followed Black Hawk as the leader of
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By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
2. Eddyville Historic Site / Marker
the Sac and Fox Indians and was in charge when the Iowa Governor's Council purchased the Sac and Fox land in Iowa in 1842. Hard Fish and his 2000 followers moved upstream to the Red Rocks in Marion county and left their camp to the whites. The camp was located near the mouth of the Muchakinock Creek on the banks of the Des Moines river. (Submitted on May 4, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
3. Eddyville Historic Site / Marker
View of Des Moines River behind Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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