"Bow and Arrow"

"Bow and Arrow" (HM6EJ)

Location: Hager City, WI 54014 Pierce County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 35.66', W 92° 30.577'

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The rock outline you see on the distant bluff is an archeological curiosity. Jacob V. Brower, a Minnesota archeologist, observed this formation in 1902 and interpreted it as a bow and arrow. In 1903 he wrote, "Some of the stones representing the bowstring are displaced. The intention seems to have been to represent a bow and arrow drawn to shoot toward Lake Pepin." Modern archeologists think the boulders may form a bird effigy, but no one has reached a definite conclusion. Although it is an old, well-known landmark, perhaps even ancient, its origin and age are unknown and it is no part of the Indian lore of this region. Boulder alignments made by Indians exist in other states, but this is the only one known in Wisconsin. Was it made by Indians? Is it a bow and arrow or a bird? It remains a mystery.
HM NumberHM6EJ
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number258
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 538921 N 4938004
Decimal Degrees44.59433333, -92.50961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.66', W 92° 30.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 39.60" N, 92° 30' 34.62" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7580 WI-35, Hager City WI 54014, US
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