Term: Dodge's Grove and Fort Union (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Hwy. Y, 3 mi. S of Dodgeville, Iowa County
Arriving in Dodgeville in 1827, Henry Dodge, later renowned as a Black Hawk War military leader, territorial governor and state senator, began his Wisconsin career as a miner. In circa 1830, Dodge established living quarters and a large two-furnace smelting and mining operation at this site, a few miles south of Dodgeville. Bringing his family, slaves and about 200 miners to work at this location, Dodge constructed many log dwellings and a stockade, later known as Fort Union during the Black Hawk War.
[Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]