Old Military Road

Old Military Road (HMOO5)

Location: Dodgeville, WI 53533 Iowa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 58.782', W 90° 3.592'

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You are traveling the route of the Old Military Road, built in 1835-36, to connect Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien and Fort Howard at Green Bay, via Fort Winnebago at "The Portage" between the Fox-Wisconsin rivers. The section from Prairie du Chien to Fort Winnebago was built by soldiers from Fort Crawford, under command of Colonel (later president) Zachary Taylor. The road was crudely constructed two rods in width, with corduroy over the marshy places. Describing his travels over this road in March 1855, Herbert Quick wrote: "Here we went, oxen, cows, mules, horses; coaches, carriages, blue jeans, corduroys, rags, tatters, silks, satin, caps, tall hats, poverty, riches; speculators, missionaries, land-hunters, merchants ???? a nation on wheels, an empire in the commotion and pangs of birth."
HM NumberHMOO5
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number38
Year Placed1955
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 10:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 739731 N 4762755
Decimal Degrees42.97970000, -90.05986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 58.782', W 90° 3.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 58' 46.92" N, 90° 3' 35.52" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3401-3415 Canyon Park Rd, Dodgeville WI 53533, US
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