Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie Woodlawn (HMKVE)

Location: Menomonie, WI 54751 Dunn County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 43.523', W 91° 55.93'

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On this site during the Civil War Caroline Augusta Woodhouse, known throughout the world as "Caddie Woodlawn," experienced the excitement of growing up in pioneer Wisconsin. Her tomboy adventures with her two red-headed brothers, and her fearless trust in the Indians who lived nearby, were faithfully recorded by her grand-daughter, Carol Ryrie Brink, in her book, Caddie Woodlawn, and in its sequel, Magical Melons.

In 1935 Caddie Woodlawn received the coveted Newbery Award Medal as "The most distinguished children's book of the year." It has since become a classic, read by thousands of children throughout the nation, and trans?lated into more than ten foreign languages.

Somewhere within the present park area, Mary, one of the eight children of the John V. Woodhouse family, is buried in an unmarked grave.

Nearby stands the Woodhouse home, which was moved in 1970 from the original site about 300 yards to the east.

In January, 1940, "Caddie" died in Idaho at the age of 86.
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HM NumberHMKVE
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number174
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 7:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 584562 N 4952999
Decimal Degrees44.72538333, -91.93216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 43.523', W 91° 55.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 43' 31.38" N, 91° 55' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416-484 Unnamed Road, Menomonie WI 54751, US
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