Marker 462: Black Hawk's Grove

Erected 2001 by Wisconsin Historical Society
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin
42° 40.46′ N, 88° 59.675′ W
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According to local tradition, Black Hawk’s band went north up the Rock River, camping several days here at Spring Brook Creek and giving the Hall girls to Winnebago Indians who later ransomed them to settlers. Pursued by General Henry Atkinson’s troops, Black Hawk continued north, then west to cross the Mississippi, but most of the Indians drowned or were killed by troops in August at the Battle of Bad Axe. Three years later, Janesville settlers found the remains of Indian tent poles and campfires and called this place Black Hawk’s Grove.
The marker is located on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail alongside eastbound Palmer Drive, west of its intersection with East Racine Street / U.S. 14, near a parking lot for the Blackhawk Golf Course, 2100 Palmer Drive, Janesville, Wisconsin 53545.

NOTE: This is a two-sided marker. See also, Marker 462: The Black Hawk War.

This marker is included in the "black hawk war" marker series. Use the "black hawk war" label, below, to locate all markers in this series included on the Wisconsin Historical Markers website.

The Black Hawk War of 1832

Wikipedia: Black Hawk War

Education for Liberation: Black Hawk: Chief of the Sauk Nation 

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The marker is in a gorgeous location next to a golf course.

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