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By Keith L, May 5, 2009
Village of Dover Marker
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Arena — 7 — Village of Dover
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 . . . — Map (db m6780) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Brigham — Army Cargo Plane Crash
In the late hours of November 25, 1944, a C-47 Army cargo plane en route from Chicago to Minneapolis crashed into Blue Mound 400-500 feet north of this monument. The plane had encountered a winter storm, and burdened by built up ice, was attempting . . . — Map (db m73004) HM WM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Dodgeville — 403 — Dodge's Grove and Fort Union
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-furnace . . . — Map (db m32450) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Dodgeville — 250 — Iowa County Courthouse

This is the oldest courthouse in Wisconsin. Construction started June 11, 1859. It was dedicated in 1861, enlarged in 1894 and again in 1927. In 1937 the Doric columns, pediment and cupola were restored exactly as the 1859 original. In 1969 the . . . — Map (db m71717) HM

Wisconsin (Iowa County), Dodgeville — 38 — Old Military Road
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 . . . — Map (db m36908) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Dodgeville — Veterans Memorial Lest We Forget

In memory of all the Iowa County Veterans who served this great nation in time of peace and war —————— M.I.A. - P.O.W.

[Dedicated] July 1989 — Map (db m90150) HM

Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 335 — Fort Defiance
Fort Defiance was one of the last garrisoned stockade forts constructed in territorial Wisconsin. Located in the booming lead mining region, an area of early settlement, the fort was built by local settlers in 1832 when developing tensions over . . . — Map (db m32043) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 343 — Historic Mineral Point
In the 1820s, after hearing reports of abundant lead in the area, prospective miners with "lead fever" began pouring into southwestern Wisconsin. Finding ore just beneath the surface, miners set up "diggings" and soon established Mineral Point. It . . . — Map (db m35335) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 433 — Laurence F. Graber "Mister Alfalfa"
In 1887, Professor Laurence F. Graber was born on a nearby Mineral Point farm about three miles southwest of this location. In 1910, he began his career as an agronomy instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and was given the . . . — Map (db m71721) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 5 — Shake Rag
In the 1830s, 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 . . . — Map (db m2968) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 472 — Site of Fort Jackson
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 . . . — Map (db m32065) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Mineral Point — 137 — Wisconsin Territory
On July 4, 1836, here in Mineral Point, Col. Henry Dodge took the oath of office to become the first Governor of the newly-created Territory of Wisconsin. This Territory, previously attached to Michigan, embraced the vast and important area of what . . . — Map (db m35336) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Spring Green — Elizabeth Wright Ingraham 1922 - 2013

Architect and Co-Founder Unity Chapel, Inc. — Map (db m90109) HM

Wisconsin (Iowa County), Spring Green — 134 — Frank Lloyd Wright
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 . . . — Map (db m19276) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Spring Green — 404 — Military River Crossing
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 . . . — Map (db m19150) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Spring Green — 238 — Shot Tower
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 . . . — Map (db m35334) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Spring Green — Site of Old Helena
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 . . . — Map (db m35333) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Spring Green — Tower Hill State Park
Dedicated to the memory of Jenkin Lloyd Jones This area of 60 acres has been used since Civil War days by the people of Iowa, Richland and Sauk Counties as a picnic ground and a common meeting place. It is fitting that this land should become . . . — Map (db m35339) HM
Wisconsin (Iowa County), Spring Green — Welcome to Unity Chapel

Unity Chapel Dedicated 1886 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ———————— In 1844, Richard and Mallie . . . — Map (db m90106) HM


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