“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

The Outlet Mound

The Outlet Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
1. The Outlet Mound Marker
Inscription.  The largest of nineteen conical, oval and linear mounds once located in this vicinity, the Outlet Mound was constructed as a burial place by Woodland Indians about 2,000 years ago. It was saved from destruction by the Wisconsin Archaeological Society and local citizens in 1944 and donated to the City of Monona.
Erected 1998 by The Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 384.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 3.11′ N, 89° 20.086′ W. Marker is in Monona, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and Midwood Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Ridgewood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6207 Ridgewood Avenue, Madison WI 53716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Nichols Home - Circa 1878 (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paunack Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bungalowen
The Outlet Mound image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 13, 2009
2. The Outlet Mound
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Edna Taylor Conservation Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Royal Airport / Charles Lindbergh (approx. one mile away); Otto Schroeder House (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Kalbfleisch, Jr. Farm House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monona.
Also see . . .
1. Indian Mounds Park. "This tiny park is at the corner of Midwood and Ridgewood Avenues, and contains an Indian burial mound believed to have been built around 1,500 years ago by the Hopewell Indians. This mound was unintentionally cut into during street construction in the 1940s and skeletons were uncovered. These skeletons were noted at the time by the State Historical Society to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in southern Wisconsin." (Submitted on June 18, 2009.) 

2. The Mounds of Brown. This mound was preserved mainly through the efforts of Charles E. Brown. You can read about him in this 1997 article by Andy Hooper, published in January 3rd, 1997 in Issue #72, Apparatchik fanzine. (Submitted on June 18, 2009.) 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,887 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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