Badger Mine - Badger Lot Diggings

Badger Mine - Badger Lot Diggings (HM118P)

Location: Shullsburg, WI 53586 Lafayette County
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N 42° 34.216', W 90° 14.151'

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This site is in the heart of the pioneer lead mining region, origin of Wisconsin's "Badger" nickname. The Winnebago Indian Peace Treaty signed, pioneer miners flooded this area in the 1827 "Lead Rush". These hardy pioneers lived in caves dug into the sides of hills and thus came to be called "badgers", adopted in 1848 as our state nickname.
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HM NumberHM118P
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Marker Number37
Placed ByWisconsin Council for Local History
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 726872 N 4716799
Decimal Degrees42.57026667, -90.23585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.216', W 90° 14.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 12.96" N, 90° 14' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-217 W Estey St, Shullsburg WI 53586, US
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