Western Escape

Western Escape (HMNML)

Location: Spring Green, WI 53588 Sauk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 11.402', W 90° 1.908'

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On July 22, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and about 700 followers escaped down the Wisconsin River after the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. Traveling the river in hastily built canoes and rafts or on foot along the river, the Indians managed to stay ahead of the pursuing military. On July 26th to the 28th at the old abandoned Village of Helena, about 3 miles west of hear, the military crossed the Wisconsin River in their search for Black Hawk.
Series This marker is part of the Black Hawk War series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
Marker Number410
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 741193 N 4786195
Decimal Degrees43.19003333, -90.03180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 11.402', W 90° 1.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 11' 24.12" N, 90° 1' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-145 Unnamed Road, Spring Green WI 53588, US
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