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Eugene P. Moran

Eugene P. Moran

On October of 2007, Eugene P. Moran received the prestigious Veterans Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs. Proclamation Whereas, Eugene P. Moran was born July 17, 1924 in Scott Township, Crawford County, Wisconsin, and enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in Madison on October 21, 1942: and Whereas, he served […]

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The Early Years

The Early Years

The first settlers came to the banks of the Kickapoo River in the 1850s and established a small village called Pine Grove, in honor of the large groves of white pine that were found there. The name of the village was changed to Soldiers Grove in 1867 to honor the soldiers who had camped in the area during the 1832 Blackhawk War. Early farming of wheat gave way to dairy farming, and later tobacco farming became a way of life on the area’s small family farms.

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The Floods

The Floods

The story of Soldiers Grove is made up of chapters about Kickapoo River floods. Heavy rains can transform the gentle river into a raging torrent. The old town, which sat along the banks of the Kickapoo, was devastated by floods in 1909, 1912, 1917, and 1935. A disastrous flood damaged the town in 1951, while Soldiers Grove and other river towns awaited Federal flood control. Then in July of 1978, the Kickapoo delivered the largest flood to date. The record stood unbroken until 2007, when the river conveyed its worst. And unbelievably, that record was broken less than one year later, in 2008.

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Business Listing

The Driftless brewery in Soldiers Grove

Soldiers Grove’s wide variety of businesses satisfy the needs of tourists and residents alike. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Proin sit amet quam vehicula, aliquet leo vitae, ultrices quam. Suspendisse congue lectus quis libero pharetra lobortis.

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