Term: The Pursuit West (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Wayside, Hwy. 14, 1 mi. E of Gotham, Buena Vista Township, Richland County
During the Black Hawk War of 1832, Black Hawk and his band fled down the Wisconsin River after the July 21st Battle of Wisconsin Heights. Two miles west of here, where the Pine River flows into the Wisconsin, the band left the Wisconsin River and headed north up the Pine River Valley.
[Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]