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Near Spring Green in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Old Helena

 
 
Site of Old Helena Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 5, 2010
1. Site of Old Helena Marker
Inscription. A thriving and important town of the lead-mining days, here on July 28, 1832 troops crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of Indians under Black Hawk

Among officers of the Army here present these later became distinguished

Gen. Henry Atkinson Col. Nathan Boone Col. Hugh Brady Col. Henry Dodge Col. Zachary Taylor Capt. William S. Harney Lt. Robert Anderson Lt. Jefferson Davis Lt. Albert Sidney Johnston
 
Erected 1925 by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, now known as the Wisconsin Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War marker series.
 
Location. 43° 8.914′ N, 90° 2.772′ W. Marker is near Spring Green, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker can be reached from County Highway C 2 miles west of U.S. 14, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is adjacent to the parking lot in the Tower Hill Shelter area in Tower Hill State Park. A vehicle admission sticker is required to stop in the park. Theoretically, one could avoid the fee by parking on the highway and walking into the park; aside from the safety issues, however, it is worth the price of admission to visit the rest
Site of Old Helena Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 5, 2010
2. Site of Old Helena Marker
of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Green WI 53588, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tower Hill State Park (here, next to this marker); Shot Tower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military River Crossing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Unity Chapel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (approx. 1.3 miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright (approx. 1.6 miles away); Western Escape (approx. 3 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Green.
 
Also see . . .  Tower Hill State Park. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Shot Tower Sign image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 5, 2010
3. Shot Tower Sign
The sign points to the Site of Old Helena and Tower Hill State Park markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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