“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Dodgeville in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Old Military Road

Old Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, January 20, 2005
1. Old Military Road Marker
Inscription. You are traveling the route of the Old Military Road, built in 1835-36, to connect Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien and Fort Howard at Green Bay, via Fort Winnebago at "The Portage" between the Fox-Wisconsin rivers. The section from Prairie du Chien to Fort Winnebago was built by soldiers from Fort Crawford, under command of Colonel (later president) Zachary Taylor. The road was crudely constructed two rods in width, with corduroy over the marshy places. Describing his travels over this road in March 1855, Herbert Quick wrote: "Here we went, oxen, cows, mules, horses; coaches, carriages, blue jeans, corduroys, rags, tatters, silks, satin, caps, tall hats, poverty, riches; speculators, missionaries, land-hunters, merchants ииии a nation on wheels, an empire in the commotion and pangs of birth."
Erected 1955 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 38.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 58.782′ N, 90° 3.592′ W. Marker is near Dodgeville, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway Y and Canyon Park Road, on the right when traveling west on County Highway Y. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dodgeville WI 53533, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Military Road Highway View image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, January 20, 2005
2. Military Road Highway View
At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iowa County Courthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dodge's Grove and Fort Union (approx. 5.3 miles away); Shake Rag (approx. 10.1 miles away); Wisconsin Territory (approx. 10.2 miles away); Site of Fort Jackson (approx. 10.3 miles away); Historic Mineral Point (approx. 10.3 miles away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dodgeville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional markers on and about the Wisconsin Military Road
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 908 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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