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Paris in Kenosha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Schaefer Mammoth Site

 
 
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By Paul F, November 18, 2010
1. Schaefer Mammoth Site Marker
East side of two sided marker.
Inscription.  Over 12,000 years ago, Native Americans slaughtered a Northern Woolly Mammoth in a small lake near this site. Between 1992-93, the Kenosha Public Museum excavated the site and concluded that the woolly mammoth stood at 11 feet and weighed 14,000 pounds or 7 tons. This mammoth, or Ice Age elephant, lived among spruce trees and steppe-like vegetation during the Pleistocene glacial epoch. The Schaefer Mammoth Site is one of the oldest mammoth discoveries in the New World, definitively proving that people hunted mammoth east of the Mississippi River.
 
Erected 1999 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 420.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsAnthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 42° 38.46′ N, 87° 59.865′ W. Marker is in Paris, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is on 12th Street one mile west of 136th Avenue, on
Schaefer Mammoth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 18, 2010
2. Schaefer Mammoth Site Marker
West side of two sided marker.
the right when traveling west. Marker is located approximately 20 yards north of road down a driveway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15620 12th Street, Kenosha WI 53144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 3.6 miles away); Green Bay Road (approx. 6.4 miles away); Yorkville #4 School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Brass Ball Corners (approx. 7.9 miles away); Cordelia A.P. Harvey (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Name “Wisconsin” (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Spark (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Schaefer Site. Photos of the dig. (Submitted on December 1, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 

2. Mommoths of the Kenosha Public Museum. (Submitted on December 1, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Schaefer Mammoth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 18, 2010
3. Schaefer Mammoth Site Marker
Schaefer Mammoth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 18, 2010
4. Schaefer Mammoth Site Marker
from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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