No Brag - Just Fact
(and a little folklore)
    Legend has it that in 1066, after suffering a long and terrible drought, Aztec Indians appealed to their gods for help by building (and using) sacrificial pyramids. Apparently, their prayers were answered because great waters came to cover those pyramids and created a beautiful lake the Indians called "Tyranena" meaning sparkling water.
    Chief Black Hawk came through here shortly before the Black Hawk War of 1832, the last stand of the Indians in the Northwest Territories.
    After the Black Hawk War, the first white settlers to the area set up camp at the waterfall between the waterfall and the creek in 1836.They renamed the lake Rock Lake.
    In 1838 (ten years before Wisconsin became a state), an official settlement was established with both its own sawmill and gristmill built on the shores of the lake. Its name was Rock Lake.
    In the 1840's, Winnebago Indians shared their knowledge of the "stone teepees" (pyramids) in Rock Lake with the settlers. Today the mystery of the legend is a powerful as ever.