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Jim Zellmer

Native American Mounds: Madison's Elmside Park

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

June 26, 2010, 6:30 am CST

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Caption

At the corner of Lakeland Avenue and Maple Avenue overlooking Lake Monona are two well-preserved Late Woodland animal effigies now referred to as a lynx and a bear. These mounds were originally part of a dense and extensive cluster of mounds that extended along the north shore of Lake Monona. Once part of the Simeon Mills farm, this site was still a favored Winnebago campground as late as the late 19th Century. Most of the mound cluster, which included a bird effigy with a reported wingspan of 568 feet, was destroyed by turn-of-the-century residential development.

Nearby, the beautiful sculpture, entitled "Let the Great Spirits Soar," was carved by Harry Whitehorse, a Winnebago whose ancestors have lived in the Four Lakes area for hundreds of years. The sculpture was carved from a storm-damaged hackberry tree and honors his Indian ancestors and the effigy mound builders.

Native American Mounds in Madison and Dane County a Madison Heritage Publication
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Location

USA-Canada / USA-Wisconsin

Lat: 43° 9' 3" N
Long: 89° 34' 4" W

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

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Equipment

Canon 5D MkII, Nikkor 10.5mm
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