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Page 7 text:
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Kay M0c'lll'l'j7, Presidvnf, '24.
0. E. Phelps, Secretary, '23
NV. VV. Liddle, '24,
F. F. Mooro, '25,
E. B. Manley, '23
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To 'rho Faclllty of IIO-no-no-,9,'ah Comnlunify High School
as al, mark of USUJPII and affection, we, the
1112135 of 1922, rc-specfflllly dvrlivnfv
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4 THE MACK
THE HISTORY OF STEPHEN MACKQAND H0-N0-NE-GAH
Stephen Mack, an Indian trader, was the tirst white man to
settle in the Rock River Valley. He was born in Poultney, Ver-
mont, during the latter part of the 19th century. After recieving
good common school education, he attended Dartmouth College
in New Hampshire. For some cause, he could not reconcile
himself to the routine of college life and finally left college with-
out graduating. Soon after the close of the War of 1812, he
went to Detroit, Michigan, with his father's family, where his
father held some position in the government service.
Ambitious to start out in life for himself, and prompted by
love for adventure, Stephen Mack joined a government expedi-
tion around the Lakes from Detroit to Green Bay. It was at
these places that he came in contact with fur tradersg From
them he learned that the Rock River Country would be a good
place to establish a trading post. Accordingly, he struck across
the country with an Indian pony, and arrived on Rock River
near the place where Janesville is now located.
An Indian camp at Bird 's Grove attracted his attention, and
Mack started out to find it from such directions as he could
gather from the tribe. Through following the wrong trail, he
reached a Pottawatomie Village at Grand Detour, where he
became located. VVhile in this village Mack became seriously
ill and was nursed through the fever by Ho-no-ne-gah, the daugh-
ter of the Indian chief. To express his gratitude, Mack offered her
his heart, hand and fortune, which she willingly accepted.
For two or three years, trade was carried on with the Indians
here. Their furs were exchanged for his articles. Mack took
the furs to Chicago, on the backs of Indian ponies, and brought
back with him more merchandise for the Indians.
Mack's relations with the Indian tribe were not conducive
to the best of feeling because he refused to sell fire arms and
liquor to the tribe. NVhile he was making one of his trips to
Chicago, a plan was made to kill him. Ho-no-ne-gah learned of this
and she met her husband, on his return, far away from camp.
Together, they hastened to Bird 's Grove where they were Wel-
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