Lizard Mound Co. Park

Lizard Mound Co. Park (HMK3W)

Location: West Bend, WI 53090 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 27.883', W 88° 8.4'

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(Lizard Mound State Park)

This park, named for its most outstanding mound, contains thirty-one fine examples of effigy mounds. Effigy mounds are low earthworks usually built in the shapes of birds or animals. Though used for burial purposes, a mound seldom contains more than one or two remains.
From the excavations of the mounds and camp-sites, archeologists have gained some knowledge of the life of this prehistoric group of Wisconsin Indians. It is known that they lived in small scattered bands. They depended largely on hunting and fishing for food though some gardening was practiced. Most of their tools and weapons were made of stone, some of wood and bone, and, in rare instances, copper. Pottery vessels were used for cooking.
Except for a few examples in adjoining states effigy mounds are found only in Wisconsin.
HM NumberHMK3W
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number17
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 407783 N 4813054
Decimal Degrees43.46471667, -88.14000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 27.883', W 88° 8.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 27' 52.98" N, 88° 8' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2156 Newark Dr E, West Bend WI 53090, US
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