Red Cloud Park

Red Cloud Park (HM5DP)

Location: La Crosse, WI 54603 La Crosse County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 49.974', W 91° 13.95'

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This park, on the site of a Winnebago village, commemorates an heroic descendant of those people, Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. Fighting in Korea in 1950 as a member of the 24th Army Division, Corporal Red Cloud bravely held off an enemy attack with machine gun fire until his death, thereby saving the lives of many of his comrades. Posthumously he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Part of this area once was owned by "Buffalo Bill" Cody, famous frontier scout, and his friend White Beaver (Dr. Frank Powell), who served four terms as mayor of La Crosse in the 1880's and 1890's. Dr. Powell received the name White Beaver from Sioux Chief Rocky Bear for saving the life of his daughter. He was made chief Medicine Man of the Winnebago Nation in 1876 after successfully treating Chief Wee-Noo-Sheik.
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HM NumberHM5DP
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
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Marker Number68
Year Placed1957
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 642105 N 4854831
Decimal Degrees43.83290000, -91.23250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 49.974', W 91° 13.95'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 49' 58.44" N, 91° 13' 57.00" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 522 Powell St, La Crosse WI 54603, US
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