Near Downsville in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In 1935 Caddie Woodlawn received the coveted Newbery Award Medal as "The most distinguished children's book of the year." It has since become a classic, read by thousands of children throughout the nation, and translated into more than ten foreign languages.
Somewhere within the present park area, Mary, one of the eight children of the John V. Woodhouse family, is buried in an unmarked grave.
Nearby stands the Woodhouse home, which was moved in 1970 from the original site about 300 yards to the east.
In January, 1940, "Caddie" died in Idaho at the age of 86.
Erected 1970 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 174.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 43.523′ Touch for map. Marker is at Caddie Woodland Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Downsville WI 54735, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunnville Sandstone (a few steps from this marker); Eau Galle (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Pepin County Courthouse (approx. 7 miles away); Bell Monument (approx. 10.2 miles away); Gateway to the Historic Corridor (approx. 10.4 miles away); Historic Building (approx. 10.4 miles away); In Honor of Company H (approx. 10½ miles away); Mabel Tainter Memorial (approx. 10½ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Caddie Woodlawn. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 26, 2010.)
2. Caddie Woodlawn. Dunn County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 26, 2010.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,469 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.