“Massacre at Bad Axe” will be bonus program for 2023 Summer Chautauqua Series

Dr. Patrick Jung ...
Dr. Patrick Jung ...

The Ferryville Tourism Council has announced a bonus program for its annual Summer Chautauqua Series. Wednesday, September 13, a fourth program will be offered in the series.

Dr. Patrick Jung, a professor of history and cultural anthropology at the Milwaukee School of Engineering will conduct a presentation entitled: “The Massacre at Bad Axe: Understanding the Final Battle of the Black Hawk War in 1832”. This presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferryville Village Hall on the south end of the village along Hwy. 35.

Dr. Jung has recently completed a three-part series on Father Marquette for the 350th anniversary of the founding of Prairie du Chien, WI. These very interesting articles were published in the Crawford County Independent newspaper and included great details.

Dr. Jung has written a book about this subject titled “The Black Hawk War”. Since the battle took place in Vernon County, a way to prepare for the presentation is to get a brochure from one of the historical markers (two of them are along Hwy. 35 between Ferryville, WI and Stoddard, WI) and follow the map to make a visit to each of the local sites from the war. Another brochure access spot is near the junction of County Road B and Hwy. 27 near Rising Sun, WI. These are very interesting spots to visit and will enhance everyone’s knowledge prior to Dr. Jung’s presentation.
Treats will be provided for this presentation. Those with further questions may call Joanne at 319-240-5692.