The Old Lead Road

The Old Lead Road (HM2F6B)

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N 42° 47.224', W 89° 37.78'

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In 1828, ox-teams, guided along an ancient Winnebago Indian trail, began hauling lead from Exeter to Mineral Point and Galena over this road.

June 29, 1832, after the Battle of the Pecatonica, Gen. Henry Dodge and his Rangers passed here to join the main pursuit of Black Hawk at Koshkonong.

June 27, 1845, Niklaus Durst and Fridolin Streiff were led by this road to the site of New Glarus which they selected as the location of their Swiss colony.

August 15, 1845, the first band of Swiss colonists followed this road to their new home.
HM NumberHM2F6B
Placed ByWalter Stuessy Post No. 141 American Legion
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Date Added Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 284915 N 4740523
Decimal Degrees42.78706667, -89.62966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 47.224', W 89° 37.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 47' 13.44" N, 89° 37' 46.8" W
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