Old Military Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 58.782 W 090° 03.558
15T E 739778 N 4762757
Quick Description: Old Military Road Historical Marker near Dodgeville
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2007 2:34:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM1D8X
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 19

Long Description:
"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 the 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 raod 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."

Erected 1955"
County: Iowa

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 38

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