Near New Lisbon in Juneau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mrs Salter Killed Here
2 Indians Jo and Jim Dandy killed by Salter and burried here This ax handle killed the 2 Indians and Mrs. Salter
Erected by Gus Nooney and Clarence Kolk.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is June 13, 1899.
Location. 43° 56.953′ N, 90° 5.46′ W. Marker is near New Lisbon, Wisconsin, in Juneau County. Marker is on State Highway 80 0.2 miles south of 32nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is near the edge of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Lisbon WI 53950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers Monument (approx. 5˝ miles away); New Lisbon Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Castle Rock (approx. 8.6 miles away); Wisconsin Military Reservation (approx. 8.6 miles away); In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. VolkWisconsin Winnebago Veterans Monument (approx. 8.7 miles away); Site of the First Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Roche-a-Cri (approx. 9˝ miles away); West Church (approx. 10.1 miles away).
More about this marker. Puck-a-Gee means "go on" or "beat it." Another source – if the first letter is a D – believed that Duck-a-Gee refers to the tribal name of the Indians involved.
Gus Nooney was 13 years old when he found Mrs. Salter's body. In the late 1920s or early 1930s, realizing he soon would die, asked school teacher Clarence Kolk to help him make the marker to commemorate the tragic affair.
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin Historical Society Images. A photo of the Salter grave marker before it was placed at the site. (Submitted on June 2, 2010.)
2. Wisconsin Historical Society. Salter Gravemarker. "Mr. Salter had a log tavern here and came home one day to find his wife dead..." (Submitted on June 2, 2010.)
3. The State of Wisconsin Collection. "Photocopied material relating to the life of "Daddy" Salter of Juneau County, Wis. who is said to have killed many Native Americans in retaliation for his wife's murder at their Town of Clearfield tavern." (Submitted on June 2, 2010.)
4. Wisconsinosity. "Daddy" Salter Bloody Revenge Memorial (Submitted on June 2, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Mrs. George Salter; Emma Caucutt Salter
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,832 times since then and 339 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.