Battle of Cedar Ridge
On April 5, 1868, a company of twenty three men under the leadership of Frederick Olsen of Spring City were on their way to Monroe with the intention of resettling that locality. When at Cedar Ridge near Rocky Ford, now within the limits of Vermillion, they were attacked by Black Hawk and some thirty Indians. In this battle, Alexander Justesen and Charles Wilson were killed, and the famous chief Black Hawk received his mortal wound.
Located behind Sigurd‘s town hall building.
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