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Watertown in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail Discovery

 
 
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By Paul F, September 3, 2010
1. Trail Discovery Marker
Inscription.  On July 18th, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, Little Thunder – a Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian guide to the U.S. Militia – discovered Black Hawk’s Band crossed the Rock River in this vicinity. After receiving the news, Gen. James D. Henry and Col. Henry Dodge and the militia also crossed the river and followed the band’s trail west.
 
Erected 1998 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 409.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 43° 11.654′ N, 88° 43.48′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Rock River, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Marker located on river walk at Main Street and Rock River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One East Main Street, Watertown WI 53094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as
Trail Discovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
2. Trail Discovery Marker
Looking south along river walk.
the crow flies. Milwaukee Street Bridge (approx. Ľ mile away); In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fred Merkle Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (approx. 0.9 miles away); Octagon House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fred C. Merkle (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Kindergarten (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Trail Discovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
3. Trail Discovery Marker
Looking west across Main Street bridge from marker site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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