La Crosse in La Crosse County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Red Cloud Park
Part of this area once was owned by "Buffalo Bill" Cody, famous frontier scout, and his friend White Beaver (Dr. Frank Powell), who served four terms as mayor of La Crosse in the 1880's and 1890's. Dr. Powell received the name White Beaver from Sioux Chief Rocky Bear for saving the life of his daughter. He was made chief Medicine Man of the Winnebago Nation in 1876 after successfully treating Chief Wee-Noo-Sheik.
Erected 1957 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 68.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 43° 49.974′ N, 91° 13.95′ W. Marker is in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Marker is on Powell Street south of Saint Andrew Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is near the entrance to Red Cloud Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 Powell Street, La Crosse WI 54601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Group of Indian Mounds (approx. 0.8 miles away); Myrick Park Mounds (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Development of Copeland Avenue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Losey Memorial (approx. one mile away); 12th and La Crosse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Concordia Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gideon Cooley Hixon (approx. 1.4 miles away); 16th and State (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Crosse.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,327 times since then and 147 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.