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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Iowa County, Wisconsin
Adjacent to Iowa County, Wisconsin
► Dane County (433) ► Grant County (33) ► Green County (11) ► Lafayette County (23) ► Richland County (15) ► Sauk County (47)
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|Beginning in 1844, nearly 700 settlers were brought into this area by the British Temperance & Emigration Society, organized the previous year in Liverpool, England. By 1850 Dover boasted a hotel, post office, cooper, blacksmith, shoemaker, wagon . . . — — Map (db m6780) HM|
|In the late hours of November 25, 1944, a C-47 Army cargo plane en route from Chicago to Minneapolis crashed into Blue Mound 400-500 feet north of this monument. The plane had encountered a winter storm, and burdened by built up ice, was attempting . . . — — Map (db m73004) HM WM|
|Arriving in Dodgeville in 1827, Henry Dodge, later renowned as a Black Hawk War military leader, territorial governor and state senator, began his Wisconsin career as a miner. In circa 1830, Dodge established living quarters and a large two-furnace . . . — — Map (db m32450) HM|
|This is the oldest courthouse in Wisconsin. Construction started June 11, 1859. It was dedicated in 1861, enlarged in 1894 and again in 1927. In 1937 the Doric columns, pediment and cupola were restored exactly as the 1859 original. In 1969 the . . . — — Map (db m71717) HM|
|You are traveling the route of the Old Military Road, built in 1835-36, to connect Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien and Fort Howard at Green Bay, via Fort Winnebago at "The Portage" between the Fox-Wisconsin rivers. The section from Prairie du . . . — — Map (db m36908) HM|
In memory of all the
Iowa County Veterans
who served this great nation
in time of peace and war
M.I.A. - P.O.W.
[Dedicated] July 1989 — — Map (db m90150) HM|
|Fort Defiance was one of the last garrisoned stockade forts constructed in territorial Wisconsin. Located in the booming lead mining region, an area of early settlement, the fort was built by local settlers in 1832 when developing tensions over . . . — — Map (db m32043) HM|
|In the 1820s, after hearing reports of abundant lead in the area, prospective miners with "lead fever" began pouring into southwestern Wisconsin. Finding ore just beneath the surface, miners set up "diggings" and soon established Mineral Point. It . . . — — Map (db m35335) HM|
|In 1887, Professor Laurence F. Graber was born on a nearby Mineral Point farm about three miles southwest of this location. In 1910, he began his career as an agronomy instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and was given the . . . — — Map (db m71721) HM|
|In the 1830’s, tin miners from Cornwall, England started coming to S. W. Wisconsin to work the newly discovered lead ore deposits. In certain localities they built their stone cottages similar to the ones of their homeland.
Shake Rag, the . . . — — Map (db m2968) HM|
|In June, 1832, an alarm spread throughout the mining region that Black Hawk and his band were on the march north from Illinois. Hastily built stockades were erected throughout the lead region. Fort Jackson was built on this site using vertically . . . — — Map (db m32065) HM|
|On July 4, 1836, here in Mineral Point, Col. Henry Dodge took the oath of office to become the first Governor of the newly-created Territory of Wisconsin. This Territory, previously attached to Michigan, embraced the vast and important area of what . . . — — Map (db m35336) HM|
Architect and Co-Founder
Unity Chapel, Inc. — — Map (db m90109) HM|
|Frank Lloyd Wright, Wisconsin-born, world-renowned architect, lived and worked in Wyoming Valley, 6 miles southwest of here, at Taliesin, his home and school for apprentices. In the practice of "organic" or natural architecture, he sought to blend . . . — — Map (db m19276) HM|
|In this vicinity, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, General Henry Atkinson and approximately 1,000 soldiers crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his followers. On July 26th, at the old abandoned Village of . . . — — Map (db m19150) HM|
|Twenty years before Wisconsin became a state, the discovery of vast lead deposits brought a population boom to this area.
Green Bay merchant Daniel Whitney organized the Wisconsin Shot Company to build a shot tower on this site. T.B. Shaunce . . . — — Map (db m35334) HM|
|A thriving and important town of the lead-mining days, here on July 28, 1832 troops crossed the Wisconsin River in pursuit of Indians under Black Hawk
Among officers of the Army here present these later became distinguished
Gen. Henry . . . — — Map (db m35333) HM|
|Dedicated to the memory of Jenkin Lloyd Jones
This area of 60 acres has been used since Civil War days by the people of Iowa, Richland and Sauk Counties as a picnic ground and a common meeting place. It is fitting that this land should become . . . — — Map (db m35339) HM|
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
In 1844, Richard and Mallie . . . — — Map (db m90106) HM|