Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'sun prairie'
Term: Sun Prairie [origin of place name]
Definition: So called by A.A. Bird. In 1837, he and a company of pioneers after a nine days tramp through the rain from Milwaukee, came upon the borders of the prairie just as the sun came out, and therefore christened the spot Sun Prairie, and the village took its name from the prairie.
[Source: Dane County History, 1880.]
17 records found
Bird, Ada 1859 - 1914
Black Hawk War (1832)
Blaska, Jerome L. 1919 - 2000
Brier, Warren Judson 1850 - 1928
Buell, Charles Edwin 1855 - 1938
Hebl, Tom 1945
Holt, Frank Oscar 1883 - 1948
Jimmy the Groundhog
Kastenmeier, Robert W. 1924
Milwaukee & Watertown Railroad
O'Keefe, Georgia (1887 - 1996)
Sabin, Ellen Clara 1850 - 1949
Sun Prairie [origin of place name]
Sun Prairie, Dane Co.
Sun Prairie, Town of, Dane Co.
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
Weisensel, Russel R. 1931