Wonewoc in Juneau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Towns made from this?
Oxbow Lake and Brickyard Slough
These lakes fill up with mud and silt over time. Early settlers dug up clay from the bottom of this slough and mixed it with sand and water to make bricks during the late 1800s-early 1900s. Bricks were dried in sheds and fired in kilns heated by wood — sometimes taking as much as 300 cords of handcut lumber! Many local buildings were constructed from this slough's clay.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 43° 39.675′ N, 90° 13.675′ W. Marker is in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, in Juneau County. Marker can be reached from Gordon Street west of Center Street (State Route 33). Marker is located along the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wonewoc WI 53968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geology of the 400 Trail (approx. half a mile away); Wonewoc History (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lost District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mt. Vernon Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); African American Settlers of Cheyenne Valley (approx. 6.2 miles away); Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy (approx. 6.3 miles away); Elroy Sparta State Trail (approx. 6½ miles away); Stewart's Chapel (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wonewoc.
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