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This stone marks the old Chicago stageroad, and the tavern built by Fortunatus Berry in 1829.
Blackhawk Memorial Park is on the site of the Battle of Pecatonica, the first of three military engagements fought in present-day Wisconsin during the American-Indian conflict of 1832, known as the Black Hawk War. On June 16, 1832, following attac…
At this place on June 16, 1832 between Wisconsin pioneers, under Colonel Henry Dodge, and a band of Black Hawk's Sacs was fought the Battle of the Pecatonica. "The annals of Indian warfare offer no parallel to this battle." Of the twenty-one volun…
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Built 1878
St. Matthew Parish was founded by Father Samuel Mazzuchelli OP on August 27, 1835 with the baptism of Henrica Murphy. Worship was held in the cabins of members until 1841 when Father Samuel built the first church which was located on the SE corner…
Built by Col. Wm. Hamilton, youngest son of the renowned American statesman, Alexander Hamilton. Col. Hamilton was the founder of Hamilton Diggings, now Wiota. He was born in New York, August 4, 1797. He spent 3 years at West Point after which he …
Striking in its classical simplicity, this little frame church 30x50 has stood on the New Diggings Hill since its construction in 1844-47 as a place of worship for the Irish mining families of the vicinity. A beautiful example of Greco-Gothic Revi…
Argyle was founded in 1844 by Allen Wright, a Scotsman who named it after the Duke of Argyle. In 1855, the first bridge was built here over the Pecatonica River. The bridge was replaced in 1875 and again in 1895. Yet another bridge, the much admir…
At Gratiot's Grovetwo-and-a-half milessoutheast from here thefirst Methodist sermonin Wisconsin wasdelivered by theRev. John DewAugust 21, 1828
Badger Park, like our Badger State, took its name from this area where some of the miners, like badgers, "dug-in" for the winter, while others, called "suckers" moved on south. It includes 8½ acres of what was considered valuable land, due to…