National Geographic : 1937 Jul
LIFE'S COLOR IN WISCONSIN © National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart PEACEFUL TODAY IS THIS LITTLE TOWN, NAMED FOR VICTORY OVER THE INDIANS Red men and white fought for these pleasant lands along the winding Mississippi, and near here, in 1832, the Sauk, under Chief Black Hawk, were crushed in the encounter that ended the Black Hawk War. Jubilant, the whites named this settlement Victory. With the Indian menace gone forever, Wisconsin cities sprang into life. " Oxcart" farmers raced to the new frontier and staked out home steads in the wilderness. Within a generation Wisconsin became a State and its population grew from 3,000 to three-quarters of a million.