West Point Area Historical Society
|— Once you have lived on the land, been a partner with its moods, secrets and seasons, you cannot leave. The living land remembers, touching you in unguarded moments, saying, I am here. You are a part of me. The Land Remembers — Ben Logan
The land in the Town of West Point has been a part of many peoples lives and they have been a part of it, even before the local governing body was separated from the voting precinct of Wisconsin Territory called Pleasant Valley, becoming part of the Town of Lodi. In 1850, another separation took place and the new town was given its present name of West Point. Until recently the town has been comprised mainly of farms except along the Wisconsin River, which forms its boundary with Sauk County.While the river was at times a barrier, it also has been a beacon. The indigenous tribes, early traders, loggers and settlers used it for transportation. Since 1914, when the dam north of Prairie du Sac went in forming Lake Wisconsin, usage has included power and tourism.
Adapted from N. G. Abbots original verse