This point is near the center of the 90,000 acre Coon Creek Watershed, the nation's first large-scale demonstration of soil and water conservation. The area was selected for this purpose by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service (then . . . — — Map (db m33321) HM
After holding off his pursuers at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights (about 1½ miles south of present Sauk City) Black Hawk led his people over unfamiliar country toward the Mississippi. In the meantime, the Army alerted Fort Crawford at Prairie . . . — — Map (db m23630) HM
Battle Bluff ↑ Elv 1139ft
Battle Hollow →
Severe fighting 1 mile east between Gen. Henry's 300 Ill. militia and 300 Sac Indians Aug. 2 1832.
← Battle Island
Hard fighting opposite. 1200 white soldiers . . . — — Map (db m24501) HM
Win-no-shik, the Elder, was a notable chief of the Winnebago. On a treaty signed February 27, 1855, at Washington, D. C., his signature reads "Wau-kon-chaw-koo-haw, or the Coming Thunder, or Win-no-shik."
Win-no-shik was promoted to the rank . . . — — Map (db m23518) HM
← Head of Battle Isle.
On the eve of Aug. 1, 1832,
Black Hawk and his men
with a flag of truce, went to
the head of this island to sur-
render to the captain of steamer
"Warrior." Whites on . . . — — Map (db m32351) HM
Named De Soto 1855.
The first Winnebago chief Winneshiek fought with British at Mackinac 1812, at Sandusky 1813 and helped McKay take Prairie du Chien from U.S. in 1814. He died at Lansing Iowa in 1848. Legend since 1855 claims his burial . . . — — Map (db m24712) HM
Lock and Dam No. 8 at Genoa, 679.2 miles above the mouth of the Ohio River, is set on a foundation of sand, gravel and broken rock. It has a 110 foot wide chamber and an 11 foot lift from the lower to the upper pool. Construction of the dam cost . . . — — Map (db m23406) HM
In 1961, the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) approved Dairyland Power Cooperative's proposal to construct and operate Wisconsin's first nuclear-fueled power plant. This reactor was part of a pilot program to demonstrate the . . . — — Map (db m36397) HM
Dairyland Power Cooperative in April of 1961, was designated by the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Commission as eligible to construct and operate a nuclear-fueled electric power plant as a research and development pilot installation. On June 8, . . . — — Map (db m23557) HM
Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U. S. Navy, pioneer in naval aviation and Commander of Naval Air Task Force 58, famed for its destruction of Japanese sea power in World War II, was born in Hillsboro, January 26, 1887. A 1910 graduate of the U. S. Naval . . . — — Map (db m18729) HM
The Cheyenne Valley area near Hillsboro was Wisconsin’s largest rural African American settlement in the 19th century. The State’s early defiance of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act and the later demise of the slavery system after the Civil War . . . — — Map (db m151602) HM
Bridge 13 is one of the few remaining examples of a metal truss bridge in Wisconsin. Referred to by engineers as a Warren Truss, this truss type is distinguished by its angled cross-members. Metal trusses became popular in the late 19th century for . . . — — Map (db m147767) HM
John McCulloch in 1844
Erected the First Permanent
Cabin in this County. He Sold
in 1852, went to Calif.; died on
Sept. 4, 1848
Democratic Nominating Conven–
tion . . . — — Map (db m31919) HM
In 1867-68, at this site, on land donated by Patrick Donohoe in 1861, early Irish immigrants built a white frame church dedicated to St. Patrick. The location was called "Bad Axe" the original name of Vernon County.
The Church was dedicated in . . . — — Map (db m39239) HM
The Kickapoo River Watershed covers four counties in Wisconsin: Monroe, Vernon, Richland and Crawford. The Kickapoo River flows through many towns from Wilton to Wauzeka on its way to the Wisconsin River. Its tributaries cover over 500 miles. This . . . — — Map (db m40208) HM
August 2 1832 twenty
picked Sacs were station-
ed here to decoy the US
Army northward and per-
mit the Indian main body
with women and children
to escape across the riv-
er. Fourteen of the out-
post were shot here wh-
ile . . . — — Map (db m32171) HM
Two trails across
Dr. Bean's door yard, the
Black Hawk Retreat and
the Winnebago Trail
which ran from Winne-
shiek's (De Soto) village
to large Winnebago town
above the forks of the
Kickapoo at Manning
prior to 1840.
. . . — — Map (db m32170) HM
First Battle of the Bad Ax was fought opposite, between 37 Winnebagos, on Minnesota and Wisconsin islands, and crew of keel boat O.H. Perry grounded on sandbar. Fatalities: 4 whites, 7 Indians. The same day Red Bird killed Lip Cap and Gagnier at . . . — — Map (db m24305) HM
Jeremiah McLain Rusk, who owned and lived on this farm, was born June 17, 1830 in Deerfield, Ohio. In 1853 he moved to Viroqua. He served with distinction in the Civil War and in the United States Congress. As Governor (1882-1889) Rusk gained . . . — — Map (db m31729) HM
Jeremiah Mc Lain Rusk.
Born June 17, 1830.
Died November 21, 1893.
Entered U.S. Vol. Army July, 1862,
as Major of 25th. Wisc. Infantry.
Brevetted Col. and Brigadier General
of U.S. Vol's March, 1865. "For Gallant
and . . . — — Map (db m32721) HM
Here July 4, 1856 Lucy Stone "Morning Star of the Woman's Rights movement" delivered the first woman's rights address and anti slavery speech ever given by a woman in the great northwest. The platform broke down. Rising unhurt she cried "So will . . . — — Map (db m31939) HM
In 1846, Moses Decker came to the Wisconsin Territory seeking land. He purchased 160 acres and built a log cabin at, what is now, 207 North Main Street. In 1850, he plotted the village which became Viroqua and built a second log cabin that served as . . . — — Map (db m31628) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m32114) HM
At shallow pond 115 rods due
south Blackhawk's 700 Sac
Indians encamped July 31 1832.
Soldiers found six decrepit
Indians there and "left them
Lee Sterling in 1846 found
a handfull of silver brooches
there. Hence . . . — — Map (db m32117) HM