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Near Gotham in Richland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Pursuit West

 
 
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By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. The Pursuit West Marker
Inscription.  During the Black Hawk War of 1832, Black Hawk and his band fled down the Wisconsin River after the July 21st Battle of Wisconsin Heights. Two miles west of here, where the Pine River flows into the Wisconsin, the band left the Wisconsin River and headed north up the Pine River Valley.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 400.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1779.
 
Location. 43° 12.54′ N, 90° 15.838′ W. Marker is near Gotham, Wisconsin, in Richland County. Marker is on U.S. 14 0.1 miles east of Yeager Lane, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at a wayside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gotham WI 53540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bear Valley Cemetery and Brown Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Birthplace of GTE (approx. 11.2 miles away); Ada James
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By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. The Pursuit West Marker
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(approx. 11.2 miles away); Krouskop Park (approx. 11.2 miles away); Military River Crossing (approx. 11.2 miles away); Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway (approx. 11.4 miles away); Welcome to Unity Chapel (approx. 11˝ miles away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (approx. 11˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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