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Near Blue Mounds in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brigham Park

 
 
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By William J. Toman, June 20, 2010
1. Brigham Park Marker
Inscription. Ebenezer Brigham (1789-1861), first permanent white settler of Dane County, came here as a prospector in 1828. The inn he built for his miners became popular with travelers on the old Military Road, and Blue Mounds became a well-known landmark. Ebenezer Brigham was a colonel in the Black Hawk War and was prominent in Wisconsin's territorial affairs and early statehood. Charles Brigham came to Blue Mounds in 1886. He became a leader in dairying and soil conservation, and in the religious, cultural and political activities of the area. This park, given to Dane County by the Brigham family, is dedicated to the memory of Charles Ilsley Brigham and Col. Ebenezer Brigham.
 
Erected 1955 by Dane County Park Commission. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 1.632′ N, 89° 49.101′ W. Marker is near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from County Route F 0.8 miles north of Cave of the Mounds Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is in Brigham Park. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Mounds WI 53517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of
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By William J. Toman, June 20, 2010
2. Brigham Park Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Brigham Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Mounds Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Blue Mounds Fort (approx. 1.6 miles away); Army Cargo Plane Crash (approx. 1.6 miles away); Elvers Corner (approx. 3.1 miles away); German Valley (approx. 3.5 miles away); Old Town (approx. 4.6 miles away); Peculiar Corners (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blue Mounds.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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