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Near Downsville in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Caddie Woodlawn

 
 
Caddie Woodlawn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 14, 2010
1. Caddie Woodlawn Marker
Inscription.  On this site during the Civil War Caroline Augusta Woodhouse, known throughout the world as "Caddie Woodlawn," experienced the excitement of growing up in pioneer Wisconsin. Her tomboy adventures with her two red-headed brothers, and her fearless trust in the Indians who lived nearby, were faithfully recorded by her grand-daughter, Carol Ryrie Brink, in her book, Caddie Woodlawn, and in its sequel, Magical Melons.

In 1935 Caddie Woodlawn received the coveted Newbery Award Medal as "The most distinguished children's book of the year." It has since become a classic, read by thousands of children throughout the nation, and trans­lated into more than ten foreign languages.

Somewhere within the present park area, Mary, one of the eight children of the John V. Woodhouse family, is buried in an unmarked grave.

Nearby stands the Woodhouse home, which was moved in 1970 from the original site about 300 yards to the east.

In January, 1940, "Caddie" died in Idaho at the age of 86.
 
Erected 1970 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1940.
 
Location. 44° 43.523′ N, 91° 55.93′ W. Marker is near Downsville, Wisconsin, in Dunn County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 25, 0.4 miles north of Flick Road (County Highway Y), on the left when traveling south. Marker is at Caddie Woodland Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downsville WI 54735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunnville Sandstone (a few steps from this marker); Eau Galle (approx. 4.6 miles away); Durand Memorial Park Bandshell (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pepin County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Old Pepin County Courthouse (approx. 7 miles away); Bell Monument (approx. 10.2 miles away); Gateway to the Historic Corridor (approx. 10.4 miles away); Historic Building (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Caddie Woodlawn. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 26, 2010.) 
 
Caddie Woodlawn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 14, 2010
2. Caddie Woodlawn Marker
Nearby Woodhouse Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 14, 2010
3. Nearby Woodhouse Home
Nearby Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 14, 2010
4. Nearby Log Cabin
Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, May 14, 2010
5. Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,238 times since then and 217 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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