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

"Let The Great Spirits Soar"

 
 
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 16, 2010
1. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Marker
Inscription.  This memorial, carved by Harry R. Whitehorse from a storm-damaged hackberry tree, honors his Indian ancestors and is a tribute to the Effigy Mound Builders.

Sculpture funded by
City of Madison Committee for the Arts
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
and neighbors
Dedicated May 19, 1991

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNative Americans.
 
Location. 43° 5.422′ N, 89° 20.428′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeland Avenue and Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Lakeland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds (a few steps from this marker); Riley House (a few steps from this marker); Corry Carriage House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Gerald Stull USAF (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lizard Effigy Mound (approx.
Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 16, 2010
2. Rededication Marker
Nearby marker noting that "The original effigy tree, carved by Harry Whitehorse in 1991, was cast in bronze and rededicated in 2009"
mile away); "Elmside" (approx. mile away); Herman J. Loftsgordon House (approx. mile away); Olbrich Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
3. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
View of the sculpture from the nearby Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds marker, with nearby Riley House marker in the background
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
4. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Front view
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
5. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Detail of Native American and eagle on top front
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
6. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Detail of wolf on bottom front
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
7. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Back view, with rededication marker at the bottom
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
8. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Detail of back of eagle on top back portion of sculpture
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
9. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Detail of adult bear on middle back portion
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
10. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Detail of bear cub on bottom back portion
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
11. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Detail of lynx on side
"Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 23, 2010
12. "Let The Great Spirits Soar" Sculpture
Another view of top front portion
Map of mounds near marker image. Click for full size.
By Native American Mounds in Madison and Dane County, July 24, 2010
13. Map of mounds near marker
Black shading represents existing mounds and grey shading shows lost mounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on July 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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