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Tower Hill State Park - Historical Sign

Sign near the main trailhead. Full text: “Site of Old Helena. A thriving and important town of lead-mining days. Here on July 28, 1832, troops crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of the Indians under Black Hawk. Among officers of the army here present these later became distinguished: Gen. Henry Atkinson, Col. Nathan Boone, Col. Hugh Brady, Col. Henry Dodge, Col. Zachary Taylor, Capt. William S Harney, Lt. Robert Anderson, Lt. Jefferson Davis, Lt. Albert Sidney Johnston; State Historical Society of Wisconsin 1925”

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