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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Platteville
Platteville, Wisconsin and Vicinity
▶ Grant County (25) ▶ Crawford County (24) ▶ Iowa County (19) ▶ Lafayette County (23) ▶ Richland County (15) ▶ Jo Daviess County, Illinois (4) ▶ Clayton County, Iowa (5) ▶ Dubuque County, Iowa (18)
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|Wisconsin's first college devoted wholly to training teachers, the Platteville Normal School, opened here on October 9, 1866, in Rountree Hall, which since 1853 has housed its predecessor, the Platteville Academy. The Academy (1842-1866) had . . . — — Map (db m33681) HM|
|Settled in response to the discovery of lead ore in the area, the original Village of Platteville was platted in 1835. Designed around existing miners' diggings, and lead ore smelters, Platteville was patterned after English villages with narrow . . . — — Map (db m33132) HM|
|(from the memoirs of John H. Rountree): "During the fall of 1827 my partner and myself purchased a mineral prospect that had been discovered, by finding small pieces of lead mineral in the litter piles of dirt scratched out by the badger to make . . . — — Map (db m33280) HM|
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The University of Wisconsin Platteville
Begun in 1937 by students of The Wisconsin Mining School — — Map (db m33131) HM|