Lizard Mound Co. Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 27.854 W 088° 08.383
16T E 407805 N 4812999
Quick Description: Lizard Mound Co. Park Marker NW of West Bend. This is one of the oldest markers, listed as #17. It is listed as a State Park, but was taken over by Washington County in 1986.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2007 8:51:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM1XHT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 67

Long Description:
"A few editorial comments:-) This is an oddity because normally the State takes over parks from Counties and Townships. The Marker itself does not have the "Wisconsin Official Marker" insignia on it. A "Wisconsin Official Marker" has been recently added."

This park, named for its most outstanding mound, contains thirty-one fine examples of effigy mounds. Effigy mounds are low earthworks usually built in the shapes of birds or animals. Though used for burial purposes, a mound seldom contains more than one or two remains.
From the excavations of the mounds and camp-sites, archeologists have gained some knowledge of the life of this prehistoric group of Wisconsin Indians. It is known that they lived in small scattered bands. They depended largely on hunting and fishing for food, though some gardening was practiced. Most of their tools and weapons were made of stone, some of wood and bone and, in rare instances, copper. Pottery vessels were used for cooking.
Except for a few examples in adjoining states effigy mounds are found only in Wisconsin.
County: Washington

Location: Park

MarkerID: 17

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