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Linear Mounds

Date: August 1905
Description: A visitor takes in the sight of three linear burial mounds at the Sure-Johnson mound group south of McFarland, Wisconsin.
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Four-Footed Indian Effigy Mound

Date: 1919
Description: Elevated view of a four-footed American Indian effigy mound on the grounds of the Mendota State Hospital (Mendota Mental Health Institute).
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Ground Plan of Indian Effigy Mounds

Date: July 1838
Description: A map diagram of Indian effigy mounds seven miles east of Blue Mounds in the Wisconsin Territory.
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Turtle Effigy Mound

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Description: A turtle effigy mound on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, outlined by melting snow.
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Intaglio Effigy

Date: 1905
Description: View of an Indian intaglio effigy, the only one still in existence in Wisconsin. The effigy is in the shape of a panther. There is a car on the road in the...
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Charles E. Brown

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Description: Quarter-length portrait of Charles E. Brown. Brown as an archeologist primarily responsible for saving more than one hundred Indian mounds from destruction...
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Sketch of Trempealeau Mounds

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Description: Drawing of Trempealeau Mounds.
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Man Mound Historical Marker

Date: 1920
Description: Historic site marker to commemorate Man Mound and to mark Man Mound Park. The inscription reads "Man Mound Park. Mound located and platted by W.H. Canfie...
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Delavan Burial Mounds Marker

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Description: View of a rock with an engraved plate reading, "Group of prehistoric Indian burial mounds and Winnebago village site. Marked by the Delavan Woman's Club -...
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Indian Petroglyphs

Date: 1960
Description: Norb Bybee shoots a self-portrait with his camera of petroglyphs that are carved in the face of a rock shelter near Gullikson's Glen.
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Double Water Spirit Effigy Mound

Date: May 04 1915
Description: Elevated view of a double water spirit effigy mound 4 miles south of Stockbridge near Appleton. The spirit has no head but the necks unite.
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Turtle Mound on Observatory Hill

Date: 1910
Description: Elevated view of a double-tailed turtle effigy mound on Observatory Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
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Thunderbird Petroglyphs

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Description: Thunderbird petroglyphs carved on rock face at Twin Bluffs.
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Turtle Mound

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Description: View from roof of Forked tail turtle mound on grounds of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
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Rock with Petroglyphs

Date: 1953
Description: Stone displaying ancient writing. The rock was on the grounds of International Harvester's Phoenix Proving Grounds. Opened in 1947, the proving ground wa...
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Dr. Albert Goetze and Cuneiform Tablets

Date: July 16 1944
Description: Dr. Albert Goetze, professor of Assyriology at Yale University, examining 4000 year old Sumarian cuneiform tablets from the Wisconsin State Historical Soci...
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Prof. H. Scudder McKeel and Petroglyphs

Date: January 22 1945
Description: Prof. H. Scudder McKeel looking at recreated petroglyphs based upon carvings found on the walls of an Indian rock shelter near Twin Bluffs, New Lisbon. Thi...
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Uncovering Bison Bones

Date: 1936
Description: Three men looking over the process of uncovering bones of a bison in Interstate Park.
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Bison Bones

Date: October 09 1936
Description: Bones of a bison still in the earth as found.
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Jaw Bone

Date: 1936
Description: The jaw bone of a bison as found in the earth.

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