Dodge's Grove and Fort Union
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 54.976 W 090° 07.086
15T E 735224 N 4755546
Quick Description: Dodge's Grove and Fort Union Historical Marker South of Dodgeville
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2007 5:41:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM1D0V
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 13

Long Description:
"Arriving in Dodgeville in 1827, Henry Dodge, later renowned as a Black Hawk War military leader, territorial governor and state senator, began his Wisconsin career as a miner. In circa 1830, Dodge established living quarters and a large two-furnace smelting and mining operation at this site, a few miles south of Dodgeville. Bringing his family, slaves and about 200 miners to work at this location, Dodge constructed many log dwellings and a stockade, later known as Fort Union during the Black Hawk War.

Erected 1998"
County: Iowa

Location: Other

MarkerID: 403

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