Near West Prairie in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Black Hawk Trail
On night of August 1 and 2
1832, Gen. Atkinson's
army of 1200 mounted men
in pursuit of Black Hawk
encamped on this area
from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.
The spring from which
men and horse drank
is 140 rods northwest.
No. 2 CVP 1930 S
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter. (Marker Number 2 CVP.)
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 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 43° 27.592′ N, 91° 3.739′ W. Marker is near West Prairie, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on State Highway 82 0.8 miles west of Fortner Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at a highway pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Viroqua WI 54665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (here, next to this marker); Walnut Mound Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Black Hawk and Winnebago Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Black Hawks Outpost (approx. 5˝ miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Winneshiek’s Landing (approx. 7˝ miles away); Chief Win-no-shik, the Elder (approx. 7˝ miles away); John McCulloch (approx. 7˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.