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Near Blue Mounds in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brigham Park

 
 
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By William J. Toman, June 20, 2010
1. Brigham Park Marker
Inscription.  Ebenezer Brigham (1789-1861), first permanent white settler of Dane County, came here as a prospector in 1828. The inn he built for his miners became popular with travelers on the old Military Road, and Blue Mounds became a well-known landmark. Ebenezer Brigham was a colonel in the Black Hawk War and was prominent in Wisconsin's territorial affairs and early statehood. Charles Brigham came to Blue Mounds in 1886. He became a leader in dairying and soil conservation, and in the religious, cultural and political activities of the area. This park, given to Dane County by the Brigham family, is dedicated to the memory of Charles Ilsley Brigham and Col. Ebenezer Brigham.
 
Erected 1955 by Dane County Park Commission. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 1.632′ N, 89° 49.101′ W. Marker is near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
Brigham Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 20, 2010
2. Brigham Park Marker
, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from County Route F 0.8 miles north of Cave of the Mounds Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is in Brigham Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Mounds WI 53517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Brigham Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Mounds Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Blue Mounds Fort (approx. 1.6 miles away); Army Cargo Plane Crash (approx. 1.6 miles away); Elvers Corner (approx. 3.1 miles away); German Valley (approx. 3˝ miles away); Old Town (approx. 4.6 miles away); Peculiar Corners (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Mounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on September 24, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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