St. Croix Falls Lions Park

St. Croix Falls Lions Park (HMBVG)

Location: St Croix Falls, WI 54024 Polk County
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N 45° 25.66', W 92° 38.756'

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Lions Park marks the site of an historic battle between the Chippewa Indians and their traditional enemies, the Fox and Sioux. Circa 1770, the two war parties met on the portage area below in a fierce fight that raged among the crags and crevices of the Dalles. According to Indian tales of the battle, "The voices of the war chiefs resounded above the rattle of the musketry and yells of their warriors as they urged them to stand their ground." Lead by Chief Waub-O-Jeeg, the Chippewa were victorious. The "Battle of St. Croix Falls" marked the demise of the Fox tribe in Wisconsin; the few that survived found refuge among the Sac tribe.

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This is one of many interpretive signs in the Rivers, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Placed ByWisconsin Heritage Tourism
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 527697 N 5030521
Decimal Degrees45.42766667, -92.64593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.66', W 92° 38.756'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 39.60" N, 92° 38' 45.36" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1509-1513 240th St, St Croix Falls WI 54024, US
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