“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Clayton County Iowa Historical Markers

Old Military Trail Marker image, Touch for more information
By K. Linzmeier, June 18, 2011
Old Military Trail Marker
Iowa (Clayton County), Marquette — Old Military Trail
This rock marks the beginning of the Old Military Trail first used in the summer of 1840 by troops from Fort Crawford in Wisconsin when building Fort Atkinson in Iowa. It served as a highway for the movement of troops and supplies from Fort Crawford . . . — Map (db m44190) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — Bat Caves
Cave History Workers for the Hagensieck brewery created these cave openings around 1867 using picks, shovels and blasting powder. They used the caves to store ice and beer until the brewery closed in 1888. Hundreds of bats used the caves . . . — Map (db m46742) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — McGregor / Ringling Brothers
McGregor "Royal is my race," was the motto of Clan MacGregor of which McGregor's founder, Alexander MacGregor, was a descendant. It was 1837 when Alexander began a ferry boat operation on "MacGregor's Landing" that became a thriving town of . . . — Map (db m44758) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — Pikes Peak Overlook Landscape Interpretation
Across this impressive gorge of the Mississippi River is the mouth of the Wisconsin River. The steeply notched valleys of both rivers are carved into sedimentary bedrock which underlies the level, plateau-like uplands and forms the abrupt, . . . — Map (db m46138) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — Point of Discovery
Across the Mississippi is the mouth of the Wisconsin River. This is the point where on June 17, 1673 Pere Marquette and Louis Joliet, in two small canoes entered the mighty Mississippi. They were the first white men to discover the Upper Mississippi . . . — Map (db m44797) HM

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