Village of Dover

Village of Dover (HM43L)

Location: Mazomanie, WI 53560 Iowa County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 9.742', W 89° 50.318'

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Beginning in 1844, nearly 700 settlers were brought into this area by the British Temperance & Emigration Society, organized the previous year in Liverpool, England. By 1850 Dover boasted a hotel, post office, cooper, blacksmith, shoemaker, wagon shop and stores. When the railroad chose Mazomanie for a depot site and made no stop in Dover, Doverites moved their houses into Mazomanie and Dover faded away to become a ghost town. A local boy who made good was John Appleby, inventor of the knotter on the grain binder. The idea came to Appleby as he watched the monotonously regular movement of his mother's hands in knitting. In 1867 he successfully demonstrated his revolutionary "contraption" in a wheat field east of the cemetery.
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I Saw The Marker

Good condition and very readable

Represents part of my family history in the area in 1850s

Oct 14, 2015 at 12:23pm PDT by brwhitsell

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HM NumberHM43L
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number7
Year Placed1953
Placed ByWisconsin State Historical Society
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 269231 N 4782757
Decimal Degrees43.16236667, -89.83863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.742', W 89° 50.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 44.52" N, 89° 50' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8986-11088 US-14, Mazomanie WI 53560, US
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