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Term: Black Hawk [origin of place name]

Definition: Discontinued post-office in the town of Troy named for the Sauk chief, Black Hawk. After the 1832 battle near Sauk City, the Sauk fled through the wilderness near where this hamlet is located.

[Source: p.21, Cole, Baraboo and Other Place Names in Sauk County, Wisconsin]

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