Near Spring Green in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Green Bay merchant Daniel Whitney organized the Wisconsin Shot Company to build a shot tower on this site. T.B. Shaunce dug out the shafts with pick and gad and removed the earth in buckets. The history of the shot tower is told in detailed exhibits within the tower house.
Men like Daniel Whitney and T.B. Shaunce worked with humble tools and crude methods, utilizing Engineering ideas and principles which provided the highly sophisticated procedures of today's Manufacturing Engineers.
Erected 1977 by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Milwaukee Chapter 4. (Marker Number 238.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 9.005′ N, 90° 2.71′ W. Marker is near Spring Green, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker can be reached from County Highway C 2 miles west of U.S. 14, on the right when traveling Touch for map. The marker is accessible via a paved but somewhat steep path starting at the parking lot in the Tower Hill Shelter area in Tower Hill State Park. A vehicle admission sticker is required to stop in the park. Theoretically, one could avoid the fee by parking on the highway and walking into the park; aside from the safety issues, however, it is worth the price of admission to visit the park. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Green WI 53588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tower Hill State Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Old Helena (about 600 feet away); Military River Crossing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Unity Chapel (approx. 1˝ miles away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (approx. 1˝ miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright (approx. 1˝ miles away); Western Escape (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Green.
Also see . . . Tower Hill State Park. (Submitted on September 8, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 10. submitted on September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.