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

Site of Old Helena

 
 
Site of Old Helena Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, September 5, 2010
1. Site of Old Helena Marker
Inscription.  A thriving and important town of the lead-mining days, here on July 28, 1832 troops crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of Indians under Black Hawk

Among officers of the Army here present these later became distinguished

Gen. Henry Atkinson • Col. Nathan Boone • Col. Hugh Brady • Col. Henry Dodge • Col. Zachary Taylor • Capt. William S. Harney • Lt. Robert Anderson • Lt. Jefferson Davis • Lt. Albert Sidney Johnston
 
Erected 1925 by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, now known as the Wisconsin Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1892.
 
Location. 43° 8.914′ N, 90° 2.772′ W. Marker is near Spring Green, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker can be reached from County Highway C, 2 miles west of U.S. 14, on the right when traveling west. The
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Photographed By William J. Toman, September 5, 2010
2. Site of Old Helena Marker
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marker is adjacent to the parking lot in the Tower Hill Shelter area in Tower Hill State Park. A vehicle admission sticker is required to stop in the park. Theoretically, one could avoid the fee by parking on the highway and walking into the park; aside from the safety issues, however, it is worth the price of admission to visit the rest of the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Green WI 53588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tower Hill State Park (here, next to this marker); Shot Tower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military River Crossing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Unity Chapel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (approx. 1.3 miles away); Taliesin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright (approx. 1.6 miles away); Western Escape (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Green.
 
Shot Tower Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, September 5, 2010
3. Shot Tower Sign
The sign points to the Site of Old Helena and Tower Hill State Park markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022