Near Menasha in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Butte des Morts
(Hill of the Dead)
Erected 1955 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 40.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1730.
Location. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 899 North Lake Street, Neenah WI 54956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fritse Park - Indian Mound Reconstruction (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Menasha Lock (approx. 0.6 miles away); Curtis Reed (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Wisconsin Avenue Commercial District (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr (approx. 1.6 miles away); Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf (approx. 1.6 miles away); Jean Nicolet Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Menasha’s Isle of Valor (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menasha.
Also see . . . Legends of Butte des Morts. “[The hill] was twelve feet high, sixty feet long north and south, and thirty-five feet wide. It stood in the midst of a wide prairie, 300 feet back from the lake shore, on a point of land that was thirty feet above the level of the lake, and the only high land on the west side of the lake.” (Submitted on October 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
1. Marker Removed!
The marker was removed in March 2015. Internet articles state the marker was removed because it could not be proven to be historically accurate.
— Submitted June 30, 2017, by Eric Kuntz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,520 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on July 21, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on January 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 5. submitted on January 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 6. submitted on October 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.