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Near Stockholm in Pepin County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Maiden Rock

 
 
Maiden Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
1. Maiden Rock Marker
Inscription. The story of Maiden Rock has several versions. One by Mary Eastman was published in 1849. She heard the story from an old Indian friend, Checkered Cloud, who firmly believed the event happened around 1700. A more romantic version in verse was written by Margaret A. Persons.

James Duane Doty accompanied the Henry Schoolcraft expedition into this area and on June 3, 1820, Doty wrote in his journal: "It is told that many years since, a young and beautiful Sioux girl was much attached to a young indian of the same band, and who would have married her but for the interference of her relatives. They insisted upon her marrying another one whom she despised, and she contrived to avoid the connexion for near a year. At length her relations, having sent away the young man she loved, on this point they compelled her to marry the one they wished. It was evening, and she had not been united more than an hour, before they missed her from the lodge. Nothing could be found of her until morning, when they discovered her at the foot of this precipice, down which she probably precipitated herself".
 
Erected 1966 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 157.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.
Maiden Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
2. Maiden Rock Marker
44° 30.039′ N, 92° 17.327′ W. Marker is near Stockholm, Wisconsin, in Pepin County. Marker is on The Great River Road (State Highway 35) 3.1 miles south of County Highway AA, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off northwest of Stockholm. Marker is in this post office area: Stockholm WI 54769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Pepin's Shell Game / In Search of Summer (approx. 1.3 miles away in Minnesota); Fort Beauharnois (approx. 1.8 miles away in Minnesota); Frontenac (approx. 2.7 miles away in Minnesota); Wakondiota Park (approx. 2.8 miles away in Minnesota); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 2.9 miles away in Minnesota); The Sea Wing Disaster (approx. 3.1 miles away in Minnesota); Gold Star Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away in Minnesota); The First Settler (approx. 3.6 miles away in Minnesota).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Maiden Rock Pull-Off image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
3. Maiden Rock Pull-Off
Maiden Rock image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
4. Maiden Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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