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

Indian Lake Passage

 
 
Indian Lake Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 12, 2010
1. Indian Lake Passage Marker
Inscription. On July 21, 1832, during the Black Hawk War, Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his band left Pheasant Branch, west of Madison, retreating ahead of the military forces commanded by Colonels Ewing and Dodge. The band fled north following a route past the west end of Indian Lake and turned westward down the broad valley now bisected by Highway 12. The military, despite rain and exhausted horses, managed to catch up to Black Hawk's warriors late that afternoon at the Heights overlooking the Wisconsin River.
 
Erected 1997 by Dane County Historical Society. (Marker Number 399.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 11.363′ N, 89° 38.105′ W. Marker is near Marxville, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on State Highway 19 half a mile east of County Route K, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. At the boat launch in Indian Lake Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cross Plains WI 53528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Lake (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Mary of the Oaks (approx. mile away); Kerl School
Indian Lake Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 12, 2010
2. Indian Lake Passage Marker
The west end of Indian Lake is in the background.
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Father Adalbert Inama -- St. Norbert House (approx. 4.7 miles away); In Memory of Rev. Adalbert Inama, O. Praem. (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Plain Good Building of Cross Plains (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Halfway Prairie (approx. 5.3 miles away); Festge Park (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marxville.
 
More about this marker. This is apparently also marker no. 399 of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
 
Also see . . .  Dane County Historical Society (pdf). Society newsletter articles on the Blackhawk War and marker series, especially mentioning this marker. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansNotable PlacesWars, US Indian
 
Indian Lake Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 12, 2010
3. Indian Lake Passage Marker
This sign is at the entrance to the boat launch at the park where the marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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