Near West Prairie in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Black Hawk Trail
On night of August 1 and 2
1832, Gen. Atkinson's
army of 1200 mounted men
in pursuit of Black Hawk
encamped on this area
from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.
The spring from which
men and horse drank
is 140 rods northwest.
No. 2 CVP 1930 S
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter. (Marker Number 2 CVP.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War marker series.
Location. 43° 27.592′ N, 91° 3.739′ W. Marker is near West Prairie, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on State Highway 82 0.8 miles west of Fortner Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (here, next to this marker); Walnut Mound Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Black Hawk and Winnebago Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Black Hawks Outpost (approx. 5˝ miles away); a different Black Hawk Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Winneshiek’s Landing (approx. 7˝ miles away); Chief Win-no-shik, the Elder (approx. 7˝ miles away); John McCulloch (approx. 7˝ miles away).
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.