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Near Spring Green in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Military River Crossing

 
 
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By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. Military River Crossing Marker
Inscription.  In this vicinity, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, General Henry Atkinson and approximately 1,000 soldiers crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his followers. On July 26th, at the old abandoned Village of Helena, the soldiers dismantled the village's buildings to make rafts for the crossing.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 404.)
 
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 1763.
 
Location. 43° 8.612′ N, 90° 3.628′ W. Marker is near Spring Green, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker can be reached from County Highway C east of State Highway 23, on the right when traveling east. Marker is along the entrance road to the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5607 County Highway C, Spring Green WI 53588, 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. Welcome to Unity Chapel (approx. ¾ mile away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham
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By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. Military River Crossing Marker
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Old Helena (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tower Hill State Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shot Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright (approx. 2.4 miles away); Western Escape (approx. 3½ miles away); The Pursuit West (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Green.
 
Gen. Henry Atkinson image. Click for full size.
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3. Gen. Henry Atkinson
From The Black Hawk War by Frank Everett Stevens 1903.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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