Caddie Woodlawn
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Benron
N 44° 43.495 W 091° 55.993
15T E 584480 N 4952946
Quick Description: a marker 6 miles north of Durand
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2010 5:49:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM8AFC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 7

Long Description:
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 translated 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.
County: Dunn

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 174

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