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Volume Listing > Volume 86 > Uncovering the story of Fort Blue Mounds

Birmingham, Robert A. "Uncovering the story of Fort Blue Mounds"


Uncovering the Story of Fort Blue Mounds: This article describes the history and rediscovery of a fort which was located in the small mining settlement of Blue Mounds, on the western edge of Dane County. The temporary structure was built in the summer of 1832 to harbor settlers during the Black Hawk War. The fort was never attacked, and it primarily served as a supply center for the military. From 1991 to 2000 more than 50 volunteers helped to excavate the site of Fort Blue Mounds. In addition to the history of the fort, the article includes a description of the excavation process, photographs, drawings, and maps. (12 pages)

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Citation: Birmingham, Robert A. "Uncovering the story of Fort Blue Mounds" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 86 /Issue: 4 (2002-2003)

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