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Menasha in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indian Effigy Mounds

 
 
Indian Effigy Mounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 4, 2010
1. Indian Effigy Mounds Marker
Inscription. Smith Park marks the northern limit of a large group of Native American burial mounds that once extended across the southeast shore of Doty Island. Three Effigy mounds are preserved here. The mounds were built between AD 700 and AD 1100, by members of the Effigy Mound culture. Effigy mounds were used both as burial places and as places where ceremonies were conducted. The mounds in Smith Park represent Long-tailed Water Spirits prominent in Native American belief systems.
   Menasha Historical Society 2004
In Memory of Irvan W. Resch

 
Erected 2004 by the Menasha Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 11.63′ N, 88° 26.414′ W. Marker is in Menasha, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is on Nicolet Boulevard near Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is on Doty Island in the southeast area of Smith Park. Marker is in this post office area: Menasha WI 54952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jean Nicolet Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Menasha’s Isle of Valor (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Indian Effigy Mounds and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 4, 2010
2. Indian Effigy Mounds and Marker
1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr (approx. 0.4 miles away); Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Council Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kimberly Point Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menasha.
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Historical Society. Effigy Mounds Culture. (Submitted on August 14, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Elisha D. Smith Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 4, 2010
3. Elisha D. Smith Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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