The Battle of Wisconsin Heights, 1832: Thunder on the Wisconsin - presentation and battleground tour

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Wisconsin Heights Middle School Step Room (and take bus to battleground)

Author, Patrick Jung, will give a short presentation in the middle school Step Room, before boarding the bus to the DNR Black Hawk Unit, on the significance of the Battle of Wisconsin Heights, where Black Hawk and his warriors held back the militia volunteers long enough to allow his people to escape across the Wisconsin River. At the battlefield, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Patrick will show participants where the militia took up their positions as well as where the warriors, under Black Hawk, fought. Maps will be provided for everyone and as we walk the trails, he will point out where specific events happened and when.

The trails that lead away from the parking/drop-off site at the battlegrounds are very hilly and unpaved. Participants must be able to walk about a half mile or so on this rugged terrain. Anyone who feels they might not be able to do it should not go, but are welcome to attend the short presentation at the middle school. Participants should be prepared for the weather with appropriate clothing, footwear and water.

There will be two buses limited to 104 passengers. The parking lot at the Black Hawk Unit is not large enough for individuals to take their own vehicles. Participants wishing to attend should register for a spot on the bus and meet for the presentation at WHMS before boarding. Participants must register at
either the Black Earth Public Library (608-767-4905) or the Mazomanie Free Library (608-795-2104) until all spots
are full or no later than Friday, September 14h, whichever comes first.