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Ironton in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Ironton Mine

 
 
The Ironton Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 23, 2012
1. The Ironton Mine Marker
Inscription. The first iron deposits in Sauk County were discovered about 1½ miles south of here in 1849. The commercial production of iron was begun by Jonas Tower in 1858. Large slag deposits at the smelter site still give evidence of the iron operation. Mining and smelting continued until the end of the 1870's when competition from the vastly larger and richer deposits in the Lake Superior region ended mining operations here.
 
Erected 1968 by the Sauk County Conservation Committee. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 43° 32.87′ N, 90° 8.472′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street (State Highway 58) and State Street, on the right when traveling north on Mill Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Valle WI 53941, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clare Briggs, Cartoonist (approx. 6.5 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Babb's Ford (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Lost District (approx. 8.4 miles away); Stewart's Chapel
The Ironton Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 23, 2012
2. The Ironton Mine Marker
The marker is located in the corner of Veterans Memorial Park.
(approx. 13.3 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 15.4 miles away); Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 17 miles away); The Sand Counties – Aldo Leopold Territory (approx. 17 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Iron from the Ironton Mine image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 23, 2012
3. Iron from the Ironton Mine
A bar of what appears to be iron, stamped with the word "Sauk," is at the base of the marker.
Nearby Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 23, 2012
4. Nearby Veterans Memorial Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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