Shot Tower

Shot Tower (HMNMI)

Location: Spring Green, WI 53588 Iowa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 9.005', W 90° 2.71'

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Twenty years before Wisconsin became a state, the discovery of vast lead deposits brought a population boom to this area.

Green Bay merchant Daniel Whitney organized the Wisconsin Shot Company to build a shot tower on this site. T.B. Shaunce dug out the shafts with pick and gad and removed the earth in buckets. The history of the shot tower is told in detailed exhibits within the tower house.

Men like Daniel Whitney and T.B. Shaunce worked with humble tools and crude methods, utilizing Engineering ideas and principles which provided the highly sophisticated procedures of today's Manufacturing Engineers.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number238
Year Placed1977
Placed ByThe Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Milwaukee Chapter 4
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 740263 N 4781720
Decimal Degrees43.15008333, -90.04516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.005', W 90° 2.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 0.30" N, 90° 2' 42.60" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5786 County Hwy C, Spring Green WI 53588, US
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