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Mineral Point in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shake Rag

 
 
Shake Rag Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 27, 2007
1. Shake Rag Marker
Inscription.  In the 1830’s, 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 greatest concentration of these homes, was so named because at meal time the shaking of rags by the womenfolk would call the men from the mines on the opposite hill.
 
Erected 1951 by the citizens of Mineral Point. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 42° 51.648′ N, 90° 10.524′ W. Marker is in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker is on Shake Rag Street east of Wisconsin Highway 23, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral Point WI 53565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wisconsin Territory (approx. 0.2 miles
Local Architecture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 21, 2011
2. Local Architecture
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away); Historic Mineral Point (approx. 0.6 miles away); Laurence F. Graber (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dodge's Grove and Fort Union (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 5 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Iowa County Courthouse (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral Point.
 
Local Architecture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 21, 2011
3. Local Architecture
Shake Rag Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 27, 2007
4. Shake Rag Marker
Nearby Sign - Mine Hill Prairie image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, July 27, 2007
5. Nearby Sign - Mine Hill Prairie
The Merry Christmas Mine Hill, part of Pendarvis State Historic Site, is in the background.
Train Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, circa May 11
6. Train Station
Walker House 1836 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, circa May 11
7. Walker House 1836
Emslie House built 1840 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 21, 2011
8. Emslie House built 1840
Local Architecture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, May 21, 2011
9. Local Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,683 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 5, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022