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We Are Sauk Prairie: Early European Settlement of the Sauk Prairie
May 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join as as Paul Wolter, executive director of the Sauk County Historical Society, discusses the early settlement of the Sauk Prairie area. When the land that was to become Sauk County was opened for settlement after the Treaty of 1837 with the Ho-Chunk Indians, settlers of European descent were only too eager to be the first to cross the Wisconsin River and stake a claim. The fertile, flat and treeless Sauk Prairie was one of the most desirable areas in the entire state and quickly became a network of productive farms. The area also sparked the development of two communities that grew into bonafide villages as well as other hamlets that eventually disappeared.
Refreshments will be provided.
This presentation is the last of our Fall/Winter lecture series, We Are Sauk Prairie. We’d like to thank the Alliant Energy Foundation for their generous financial support of this series.