Marker 137: Wisconsin Territory

© Photographed September 27, 2013
Erected 1964 by Wisconsin Historical Society
Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin
42° 51.598′ N, 90° 10.73′ W

On July 4, 1836, here in Mineral Point, Col. Henry Dodge took the oath of office to become the first Governor of the newly-created Territory of Wisconsin. This Territory, previously attached to Michigan, embraced the vast and important area of what is now the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and portions of North and South Dakota.
The marker is located at the entrance to the Free Public Library, 137 High Street, at its intersection with South Vine Street, Mineral Point, Wisconsin 53465.

Wisconsin Historical Society: The Creation of Wisconsin Territory

See also, Mineral Point World War I and World War II Memorial, also at this location.

The marker is located in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

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