Term: Troop Encampment (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Pier County Park, Hwy. 80, 8 miles N of Richland Center, Richland County
According to local tradition, on the night of July 29, 1832, during the Black Hawk War, General Atkinson's troops camped at this location. The next day, the troops proceeded up the West Branch of the Pine River, only to abandon their supply wagon in this rough terrain.
[Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]