Silver Mound

Silver Mound (HM1IC)

Location: Alma Center, WI 54611 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 26.196', W 90° 57.084'

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This large, isolated hill is a famous site where prehistoric Indians gathered to quar­ry a particularly attractive quartzite for the manufacture of chipped stone tools. Several aboriginal quarries are scattered along the rimrock of this mound. Thousands of tons of waste rock from these pits indicate that quarrying was car­ried on selectively over many centuries.

Fields surrounding this mound are littered with quartzite fragments and flakes which accumulated during the process of mak­ing and shaping trade blanks for transportation to outlying areas. Stone spearpoints, knives, and scrapers made from this colorful material have a wide distribu­tion throughout Wisconsin and portions of nearby states.

It is known that the earli­est Indians who migrated into the midwest, perhaps 10-12,000 years ago, made many spearpoints and knives from rock quarried here; thus this site is one of Wisconsin's oldest archeological monuments.

History relates that the first white explorers mistakenly thought that the Indians were mining silver. Hence the name "Silver Mound."
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HM NumberHM1IC
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
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Marker Number240
Year Placed1977
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:13am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 663036 N 4922407
Decimal Degrees44.43660000, -90.95140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 26.196', W 90° 57.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 26' 11.76" N, 90° 57' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 WI-121, Alma Center WI 54611, US
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