“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in De Soto, Wisconsin

Clickable Map of Vernon County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Vernon County, WI (27) Crawford County, WI (24) Juneau County, WI (20) La Crosse County, WI (57) Monroe County, WI (20) Richland County, WI (15) Sauk County, WI (61) Allamakee County, IA (4) Houston County, MN (3)  VernonCounty(27) Vernon County (27)  CrawfordCounty(24) Crawford County (24)  JuneauCounty(20) Juneau County (20)  LaCrosseCounty(57) La Crosse County (57)  MonroeCounty(20) Monroe County (20)  RichlandCounty(15) Richland County (15)  SaukCounty(61) Sauk County (61)  AllamakeeCountyIowa(4) Allamakee County (4)  HoustonCountyMinnesota(3) Houston County (3)
Viroqua is the county seat for Vernon County
De Soto is in Vernon County
      Vernon County (27)  
      Crawford County (24)  
      Juneau County (20)  
      La Crosse County (57)  
      Monroe County (20)  
      Richland County (15)  
      Sauk County (61)  
      Allamakee County, Iowa (4)  
      Houston County, Minnesota (3)  
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1 Wisconsin, Vernon County, De Soto — 33 — Battle of Bad Axe
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
2 Wisconsin, Vernon County, De Soto — 8 CVP — Black Hawk WarBattle Bluff · Battle Hollow · Battle Island
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
3 Wisconsin, Vernon County, De Soto — 216 — Chief Win-no-shik, the Elder
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
4 Wisconsin, Vernon County, De Soto — 6 CVP — Head of Battle Isle
← 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
5 Wisconsin, Vernon County, De Soto — 9 CVP — Winneshiek’s Landing1820 · 1854
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
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Oct. 3, 2023