Mrs. Salter Killed Here

© Photographed November 2, 2012
Erected by Gus Nooney and Clarence Kolk
(friends of Mr. and Mrs. Salter)
New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin

43° 56.953′ N, 90° 5.46′ W
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by the Indians June 13 – 1863

2 Indians
Jo and Jim Dandy
killed by Salter and burried here
This ax handle killed the
2 Indians and Mrs. Salter

The marker is located in the middle of nowhere on southbound Wisconsin Highway 80, south of its intersection with Wisconsin Highway 58, New Lisbon, Wisconsin 53950.
Most modern-day travelers on busy Highway 80 near its junction with Juneau County Trunk Q about six miles north of New Lisbon speed by without noticing a weathered concrete marker; all that is left to remind them of a pioneer tragedy that befell a former-Burlington woman more than 110 years ago. 

The marker tells of the murder of Mrs. Emma Salter by Indians and of the revenge her husband took when he killed Joe and Jim Dandy with the same ax handle they used to murder his wife . . .  
The marker stands alone . . .

. . . next to the busy Highway 80 roadside, in the middle of nowhere.

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