Shake Rag

Shake Rag (HM1CE)

Location: Mineral Point, WI 53565 Iowa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 51.648', W 90° 10.524'

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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 greatest concentration of these homes, was so named because at meal time the shaking of rags by the womenfolk would call the men from the mines on the opposite hill.
HM NumberHM1CE
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number5
Year Placed1951
Placed ByThe citizens of Mineral Point
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 730754 N 4749227
Decimal Degrees42.86080000, -90.17540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 51.648', W 90° 10.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 51' 38.88" N, 90° 10' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33 Shakerag St, Mineral Point WI 53565, US
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