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

Western Escape

 
 
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By William J. Toman, September 5, 2010
1. Western Escape Marker
Inscription.  On July 22, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and about 700 followers escaped down the Wisconsin River after the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. Traveling the river in hastily built canoes and rafts or on foot along the river, the Indians managed to stay ahead of the pursuing military. On July 26th to the 28th at the old abandoned Village of Helena, about 3 miles west of hear, the military crossed the Wisconsin River in their search for Black Hawk.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 410.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 43° 11.402′ N, 90° 1.908′ W. Marker is near Spring Green, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is on State Highway 60 near Neuhelsel Road, on the left when traveling west. 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
Western Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 5, 2010
2. Western Escape Marker
within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frank Lloyd Wright (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shot Tower (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tower Hill State Park (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Old Helena (approx. 3 miles away); Military River Crossing (approx. 3˝ miles away); Welcome to Unity Chapel (approx. 4.2 miles away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (approx. 4.2 miles away); Village of Dover (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Green.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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