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Monona in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Outlet Mound
 
The Outlet Mound Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
1. The Outlet Mound Marker
 
Inscription. The largest of nineteen conical, oval and linear mounds once located in this vicinity, the Outlet Mound was constructed as a burial place by Woodland Indians about 2,000 years ago. It was saved from destruction by the Wisconsin Archaeological Society and local citizens in 1944 and donated to the City of Monona.
 
Erected 1998 by The Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 384.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 3.11′ N, 89° 20.086′ W. Marker is in Monona, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and Midwood Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Ridgewood Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6207 Ridgewood Avenue, Madison WI 53716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Nichols Home - Circa 1878 (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paunack Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bungalowen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edna Taylor Conservation Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Royal Airport / Charles Lindbergh (approx. one mile away); Otto Schroeder House (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Kalbfleisch, Jr. Farm House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monona.
 
The Outlet Mound Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
2. The Outlet Mound
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Indian Mounds Park. "This tiny park is at the corner of Midwood and Ridgewood Avenues, and contains an Indian burial mound believed to have been built around 1,500 years ago by the Hopewell Indians. This mound was unintentionally cut into during street construction in the 1940s and skeletons were uncovered. These skeletons were noted at the time by the State Historical Society to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in southern Wisconsin." (Submitted on June 18, 2009.) 

2. The Mounds of Brown. This mound was preserved mainly through the efforts of Charles E. Brown. You can read about him in this 1997 article by Andy Hooper, published in January 3rd, 1997 in Issue #72, Apparatchik fanzine. (Submitted on June 18, 2009.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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