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Boaz in Richland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ocooch Mountains

 
 
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By Keith L, June 18, 2011
1. Ocooch Mountains Marker
Inscription. During the Black Hawk War of 1832, Black Hawk's band and the pursuing military ventured into this unknown terrain of steep ridges and valleys. Following nearby Mill Creek, some of the band headed over these rugged hills known as the Ocooch Mountains. Along the way, many Indians died from exhaustion, starvation and battle wounds.

Erected 1998

 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 402.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 20.055′ N, 90° 31.577′ W. Marker is in Boaz, Wisconsin, in Richland County. Marker is on County Highway E (State Highway 171) north of Park Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Boaz Community Park, north of the Boaz Community Building parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17010 State Highway 171, Richland Center WI 53581, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard M. Brewer (a few steps from this marker); Rural Electrification (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boaz Mastodon (approx.
Ocooch Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. Ocooch Mountains Marker
1.3 miles away); Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ada James (approx. 6.9 miles away); Birthplace of GTE (approx. 6.9 miles away); Krouskop Park (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Little Rock (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boaz.
 
Also see . . .  Viroqua Tourism. "Ocooch [is the] name given to the Kickapoo valley hills, stretching from Spring Green to Viroqua, that were once home to a small band of Indians called the Ocoche. To the Native Americans, Ocooch literally meant 'waters with many fish'." (Submitted on June 19, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Ocooch Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. Ocooch Mountains Marker
Mill Creek and Ocooch Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
4. Mill Creek and Ocooch Mountains
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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