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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNMI_shot-tower_Spring-Green-WI.html
Twenty years before Wisconsin became a state, the discovery of vast lead deposits brought a population boom to this area. Green Bay merchant Daniel Whitney organized the Wisconsin Shot Company to build a shot tower on this site. T.B. Shaunce du…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNMH_site-of-old-helena_Spring-Green-WI.html
A thriving and important town of the lead-mining days, here on July 28, 1832 troops crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of Indians under Black Hawk Among officers of the Army here present these later became distinguished Gen. Henry Atkins…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLOR_dodges-grove-and-fort-union_Dodgeville-WI.html
Arriving in Dodgeville in 1827, Henry Dodge, later renowned as a Black Hawk War military leader, territorial governor and state senator, began his Wisconsin career as a miner. In circa 1830, Dodge established living quarters and a large two-furnac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLFG_site-of-fort-jackson_Mineral-Point-WI.html
In June, 1832, an alarm spread throughout the mining region that Black Hawk and his band were on the march north from Illinois. Hastily built stockades were erected throughout the lead region. Fort Jackson was built on this site using vertically p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCOA_frank-lloyd-wright_Spring-Green-WI.html
Frank Lloyd Wright, Wisconsin-born, world-renowned architect, lived and worked in Wyoming Valley, 6 miles southwest of here, at Taliesin, his home and school for apprentices. In the practice of "organic" or natural architecture, he sought to blend…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCL6_military-river-crossing_Spring-Green-WI.html
In this vicinity, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, General Henry Atkinson and approximately 1,000 soldiers crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his followers. On July 26th, at the old abandoned Village of He…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM43L_village-of-dover_Mazomanie-WI.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CE_shake-rag_Mineral-Point-WI.html
In the 1830's, tin miners from Cornwall, England started coming to S. W. Wisconsin to work the newly discovered lead ore deposits. In certain localities they built their stone cottages similar to the ones of their homeland. Shake Rag, the grea…
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