Mineral Point in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Shake Rag, the greatest concentration of these homes, was so named because at meal time the shaking of rags by the womenfolk would call the men from the mines on the opposite hill.
Erected 1951 by the citizens of Mineral Point. (Marker Number 5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 51.648′ N, 90° 10.524′ W. Marker is in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker is on Shake Rag Street east of Wisconsin Highway 23, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral Point WI 53565, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wisconsin Territory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Mineral Point (approx. 0.6 miles away); Laurence F. Graber (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dodge's Grove and Fort Union (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 5 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Iowa County Courthouse (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral Point.
Also see . . . Mineral Point - Living History. "Prospectors, miners and adventurers swarmed the hills and lived in crude shelters known as "badger holes", from which Wisconsin got it's nickname: The Badger State. The discovery of lead gave rise to the first "mineral rush" in the United States and Mineral Point grew to be the largest, most important settlement in the area.... In 1830 Mineral Point had a population greater than that of Milwaukee and Chicago combined." (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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