Sheboygan in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sheboygan Indian Mound Park
They also constructed intaglio, conical and linear mounds one of which, Mound 19, displays an exposed burial with artifacts. All that is known of Effigy Mound Culture comes from archeological study of such mounds. Many mound groups were found by early white settlers in Southern Wisconsin but few survive intact.
These mounds were saved from destruction by the Sheboygan Area Garden Clubs through public subscription, and given to the City of Sheboygan as an archeological park. They were restored and opened to the public on June 25, 1966, dedicated to: "...Those oldest peoples of Wisconsin whose love for their homeland kept it green and beautiful and rich in nature's bounty. May we learn to preserve it half as well."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1856.
Location. 43° 41.827′ N, 87° 43.036′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker can be reached from South 9th Street south of Panther Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Sheboygan Indian Mound Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5000 South 9th Street, Sheboygan WI 53081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 3.6 miles away); Seils–Sterling Circus (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fiery Passage (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Home Fleet (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bustling Shipyards (approx. 4.1 miles away); Heroic Seamen (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Phoenix Tragedy (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheboygan.
Also see . . . Indian Mounds of Wisconsin. (Submitted on June 28, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Kletzien Mound Group (47-SB-61)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,601 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.