“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Baraboo in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Man Mound

Man Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen, November 7, 2009
1. Man Mound Marker
Inscription.  This huge likeness of a man is thought to represent a powerful Indian God. The aborigines who made it may have been the Effigy Mound Builders. These Indians lived here about 1000 years ago. Nearly 900 of their earthworks have been found in Sauk County. They were often used for burials.

Man Mound was first surveyed in 1859 by Wm. H. Canfield. The lower extremities were cut off by road construction before the park was established in 1908. Another Man Mound, near LaValle, was destroyed some years ago.
Erected 1969 by Sauk County Conservation Committee. (Marker Number Site 4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 43° 29.319′ N, 89° 40.267′ W. Marker is near Baraboo, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker can be reached from Man Mound Road half a mile east of Trapp Road, on the right
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when traveling east. Located in Man Mound Park 4 miles NE of Baraboo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baraboo WI 53913, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Man Mound Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Man Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lower Narrows (approx. 2.1 miles away); Indian Mounds and Village (approx. 3.2 miles away); No. 19 Cole Bros. Circus Seal Lion Den (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Ringling Brothers of Baraboo (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ringling Bros. Circus (approx. 3.6 miles away); Camel House (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baraboo.
Also see . . .  Man Mound Park. Sauk County Historical Society (Submitted on July 29, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Allen of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 20, 2020