Near West Prairie in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Black Hawk Trail
At shallow pond 115 rods due
south Blackhawk's 700 Sac
Indians encamped July 31 1832.
Soldiers found six decrepit
Indians there and "left them
Lee Sterling in 1846 found
a handfull of silver brooches
there. Hence concluded those
killed were squaws.
No. 3 CVP 1930 S
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter. (Marker Number 3 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 date for this entry is July 31, 1832.
Location. 43° 27.593′ N, 91° 3.738′ 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 MemorialBlack 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 1,148 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.