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Monona in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Monona Mound

 
 
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By Richard A. Bernstein, August 23, 2020
1. The Monona Mound Marker
Inscription.  The Monona Mound is believed to have been built by the ancestors of the Ho-Chunk between AD 700 and 1100. The long tapering mound is often interpreted as an abstract turtle or water spirit. In 1988, due to the efforts of many local groups, this mound was the first cataloged for protection under Wisconsin's burial sites protection law.
 
Erected 2019 by Monona Landmarks Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans.
 
Location. 43° 4.937′ N, 89° 19.48′ W. Marker is in Monona, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from Monona Drive 0.1 miles south of Cottage Grove Road, on the right when traveling south. Mound is located on private property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4009 Monona Dr, Madison WI 53716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olbrich Park / Michael B. Olbrich (approx. half a mile away); Springhaven Pagoda (approx. 0.6 miles away); Third Lake Passage (approx.
The Monona Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard A. Bernstein, July 24, 2020
2. The Monona Mound Marker
¾ mile away); Starkweather's Harried History (approx. 0.8 miles away); Olbrich Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens (approx. 0.8 miles away); Monona’s Birthplace / Monona's History (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ernie's Trading Post (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monona.
 
Regarding The Monona Mound. The City of Monona renamed the mound "the Monona Mound" from what had formerly been known as the "Reindahl Mound". This marker replaced one that was removed a decade ago.
 
Also see . . .  The Herald-Independent article about the new marker. (Submitted on August 5, 2020.)
 
Additional keywords. Burial Mound, Effigy Mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2020, by Richard A. Bernstein of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2020, by Richard A. Bernstein of Monona, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on July 24, 2020, by Richard A. Bernstein of Monona, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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