The following information is from the
historical marker erected in the park in 1970:
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 granddaughter, Carol Ryrie Brink, in her book, Caddie
Woodlawn, and in the sequel, Magical Melons
1935 Caddie Woodlawn received the coveted Newberry 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 10 foreign languages.
within the present park area, Mary, one of the eight children of
the John V. Woodhouse family, is buried in an unmarked grave.
stands the Woodhouse home which was moved in 1970 from the
original site about 300 yards to the east.
January, 1940, "Caddie" died in Idaho at the age of