Histories: Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:
"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":
Long, Keating, Schoolcraft
-As transcribed from page 61
On his expedition to Lake Winnipeg in 1823 Long again passed Trempealeau Mountain, accompanied by a part of his followers. From Prairie du Chien to Fort Snelling, a part of the expedition, under James F. Calhoun, made the trip on horseback along the west bank of the Mississippi. William H. Keating, who was with the expedition, mentions Trempealeau Mountain. Keating corrects many of Schoolcraft's statements and confirms some of Pike's observations. After giving the French term for the place as Montagne qui trempe dans l'eau, which he declares to be but a translation of the Indian name for it, "the mountain which soaks in the water" -- he states that the island mountain is only about a mile in circumference, and instead of dividing the river into two equal halves, is very near the east bank. He admits, however, that seen from a distance, it has the delusive appearance of standing in the middle, of the river.45
Resources for the above information:
45 - W. H. Keating, Narrative of Long's Expedition (Philadelphia, 1824), 271, 272.
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