Near Alma Center in Jackson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fields surrounding this mound are littered with quartzite fragments and flakes which accumulated during the process of making and shaping trade blanks for transportation to outlying areas. Stone spearpoints, knives, and scrapers made from this colorful material have a wide distribution throughout Wisconsin and portions of nearby states.
It is known that the earliest Indians who migrated into the midwest, perhaps 10-12,000 years ago, made many spearpoints and knives from rock quarried here; thus this site is one of Wisconsin's oldest archeological monuments.
History relates that the first white explorers mistakenly thought that the Indians were mining silver. Hence the name "Silver Mound."
Erected 1977 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 240.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at a wayside. Marker is in this post office area: Alma Center WI 54611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cpl. Mitchell RedCloud Jr. ( approx. 10.9 miles away); Field of Honor ( approx. 10.9 miles away); Site of the First Wood-Spaulding Saw Mill ( approx. 10.9 miles away); Arnold Jacobson Farm ( approx. 11 miles away); Pfaffsprairie Farm ( approx. 11 miles away); Moe Hardware ( approx. 11 miles away); Lunda Construction Co. ( approx. 11 miles away); Hoffman Construction Company ( approx. 11 miles away).
Categories. • Native Americans • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,296 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.