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Shullsburg in Lafayette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Badger Mine – Badger Lot Diggings

 
 
Badger Mine – Badger Lot Diggings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, May 1, 2012
1. Badger Mine – Badger Lot Diggings Marker
Inscription.  This site is in the heart of the pioneer lead mining region, origin of Wisconsin’s “Badger” nickname. The Winnebago Indian Peace Treaty signed, pioneer miners flooded this area in the 1827 “Lead Rush”. These hardy pioneers lived in caves dug into the sides of hills and thus came to be called “badgers”, adopted in 1848 as our state nickname.
 
Erected by Wisconsin Council for Local History. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 42° 34.216′ N, 90° 14.151′ W. Marker is in Shullsburg, Wisconsin, in Lafayette County. Marker is on West Estey Street, 0.1 miles east of South Galena Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the Badger Mine and Museum in Badger Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 279 West Estey Street, Shullsburg WI 53586, 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. Historical Badger Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different
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marker also named Historical Badger Park (about 600 feet away); United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Matthew Catholic Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wisconsin Lead Region (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old Chicago Stageroad (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Augustine Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Benton Wisconsin Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shullsburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker is Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 37
 
Additional keywords. Mining
 
Badger Mine and Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, May 1, 2012
2. Badger Mine and Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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