Myrick Park Mounds

Myrick Park Mounds (HM2MGR)

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N 43° 49.314', W 91° 13.511'

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This reproduction of an 1883 map shows the relative location of four mounds at that time. The two mounds that have been destroyed are shown in the outline.

These two mounds a round mound and a mound in the shape (or effigy) of an animal, were built by the so-called Effigy Mound Culture. This Late Woodland Native American culture occupied southern Wisconsin from about 700-1100 A.D.

Many earthen mounds in the Midwest were constructed for burial purposes. Some effigy mounds, however, were not intended for human internment. The original meaning of the various shapes of the effigies is not known today. The most common interpretation is that the animals represent clan or totem symbols. Whatever the exact meaning, clearly these mounds represent sacred activity of Native Americans who gathered here about a thousand years ago.

The people of the Effigy Mound Culture were primarily hunters and gathers, moving on a seasonal schedule to available natural resources. Remains of corn at their sites shows that they were also the first in the Upper Mississippi Valley to experiment with agriculture. This site was probably occupied by a group of about 50 to 100 people during the warm season when the adjacent marsh would have offered abundant game and wild plant resources.

The two mounds that you now see are all that remains

of a group of five. One of the round mounds was located 250 feet to the west by (illegible) of St. Paul in 1885 and is not shown on the map. The mound group was first reported in 1883 when Frederick Putnam of Harvard University studied the mounds finding only a few fragments of pottery and bone. The findings (illegible) were found on Putnam's notes.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 642720 N 4853622
Decimal Degrees43.82190000, -91.22518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 49.314', W 91° 13.511'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 49' 18.84" N, 91° 13' 30.66" W
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