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

Man Mound

National Historic Landmark

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 3, 2019
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Inscription.  
Man Mound

has been designated a

National Historic Landmark

The Man Mound is nationally significant as a rare example of a human-shaped Effigy Mound. Effigy Mounds are earthen sculptures created in the shapes of animals and spiritual beings by the indigenous people of the area that is now southern Wisconsin and small adjacent portions of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota between approximately 750 and 1200 CE. Effigy Mounds are respected as burial and sacred sites.
 
Erected 2016 by National Park Service United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 43° 29.307′ N, 89° 40.296′ W. Marker is near Baraboo, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is on Man Mound Road half a mile east of Trapp Road. Located at Man Mound Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: E13097 Man Mound Road, Baraboo WI 53913, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Man Mound Park (here, next to this marker);
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 3, 2019
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a different marker also named Man Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lower Narrows (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indian Mounds and Village (approx. 3.2 miles away); No. 19 Cole Bros. Circus Seal Lion Den (approx. 3 miles away); The Ringling Brothers of Baraboo (approx. 3 miles away); Ringling Bros. Circus (approx. 3 miles away); Camel House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baraboo.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on Man Mound. (Submitted on October 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansParks & Recreational Areas
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 3, 2019
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More. Search the internet for Man Mound.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on October 13, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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