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Bloody Lake Rendezvous offers history lesson
Russ Swanson of Argyle wears a hat that has a bobcat tail Thursday at the Bloody Lake Rendezvous at Blackhawk Memorial Park outside Woodford. Swanson's nickname with the Yellowstone Flint Club is Mini Ponies because he has five daughters. Swanson is one of the founding members of the club. To order either of these photos, click here. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
WOODFORD - The Yellowstone Flint and Cap Club Inc. will mark its 35th year re-enacting Wisconsin culture as it was before 1840 with the use of tent lodges and teepees at Black Hawk Memorial Park just a few miles northwest of Woodford. The site of the Bloody Lake Rendezvous was made famous by a battle between Kickapoo warriors and United States militiamen at a bend of the Pecatonica River in 1832. Referred to as the Battle of Horseshoe Bend or Battle of Bloody Lake, the fighting ended with three military men and 11 Kickapoo warriors dead.