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Near Liberty Pole in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John McCulloch

 
 
John McCulloch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
1. John McCulloch Marker
Inscription.
Near here
John McCulloch in 1844
Erected the First Permanent
Cabin in this County. He Sold
in 1852, went to Calif.; died on
Plains 1853.
________________________
Sept. 4, 1848
Democratic Nominating Conven–
tion held here for Crawford Co.
Delegates: Prairie du Chien 10;
Round Prairie 4; Prairie La–
Crosse 2; Black River 2; Black
River Falls 4. Chm. Gen. Spencer.
Sec. Wm. T. Price. Nominees:–
1st State Senate: Jas. Fisher.
Assembly: Jas. O'Neill.
Sheriff: I. B. Brunson.
Delegates 1st State Conv:
Wiram Knowlton.
Wm. T. Sterling.
Jacob Spaulding.

No 1 CVP 1930 s
 
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter. (Marker Number 1 CVP.)
 
Location. 43° 29.129′ N, 90° 55.023′ W. Marker is near Liberty Pole, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on Hornby Hollow Road west of Wisconsin Highway 27/82, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at a pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Viroqua WI 54665, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jeremiah McLain Rusk
Historic Trail Markers Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
2. Historic Trail Markers Sign
[map]

This marker, erected by Dr. C.V. Porter in the early 1930's, was the first in a series set up to commemorate historic sites. It was originally located along the roadside a short distance west of the church. It was moved to this site in 1993.

Grateful appreciation is given to Dr. C.V. Porter whose hard work and dedication preserved this segment of history for all.

Vernon County Historical Society
Wisconsin Humanities Committee
Wisconsin State Dept. of Transportation
Vernon County Highway Department
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Black Hawk Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Viroqua's First Settler (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lucy Stone (approx. 5.3 miles away); Governor Rusk (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 7.5 miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 7.5 miles away); Walnut Mound Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Liberty Pole, Wisconsin. (Submitted on June 15, 2010.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsSettlements & Settlers
 
John McCulloch Marker and Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. John McCulloch Marker and Flagpole
Flagpole Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
4. Flagpole Tablet
This flag pole, sponsored by the Liberty Pole Homemakers Club was set here in 1993. It commemorates a 160 ft. flag pole, a symbol of liberty erected in 1856 by Wm. Claywater.
Nearby Monument Rock image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
5. Nearby Monument Rock
[1.3 miles south of marker]
Monument Rock image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
6. Monument Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 1, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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