Mound Construction: How did they build them?

© Photographed July 24, 2015
Sherwood, Calumet County, Wisconsin
44.1552,-88.295026
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Mound Construction:
How did they build them?
The mound builders constructed these bounds between 1,000 and 1,500 years ago. 

Mounds were built only a certain times of the year, usually in late spring. To build them, mound builders removed leaves and stems from the ground in exactly the size and shape of the mound they wished to built. Then they used baskets made of birch and elm bark to carry the soil and heap it in piles up to 4 feet over whatever they were burying. Finally, they shaped the mound into its desired form.
The marker is located along Effigy Mound Trail, located inside High Cliff State Park, located at N7630 State Park Road, Sherwood, Wisconsin 54169.

NOTE: The above GPS coordinates will take you to the Effigy Mound Trail parking lot, where the entrance to the trail is impossible to miss.

NOTE: High Cliff State Park is a fee area; you will either have to have a yearly pass, or pay the one-day entrance fee.


This sign leads to the entrance to Indian Mounds Trail.

Effigy Mounds Trail is located at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood, Wisconsin.

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