Site #14: Possible Feature

© Photographed July 19, 2015
Whitewater, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
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Site #14: Possible Feature
This is not an official mound site, but it was found by the Johns Stekal survey in 1989. This feature is a combination of a shallow depression and a mound of soil. [illegible] about 80 feet long and point at true North. There isn't a credible historical reason for this feature. The depression is about 6' deep and the mound is 6' high from the surrounding grade or level. This could have been a mound construction site, or it could have been an intaglio construction site. An intaglio is very rare, a form that is the opposite of a mound. It is a depression of sacred and symbolic value. The last known Effigy intaglio is along Highway 106 west in the City of Fort Atkinson near the Rock River.
The marker is located at Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve, located on southbound South Indian Mound Parkway, south of its intersection with Old Highway 12 and at its T-intersection with Wildwood Road, at or near 288 South Indian Mound Parkway, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190.

GazetteXtra (April 30, 2011): Whitewater hopes to restore historical effigy mounds

Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve Map (PDF)

The Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve is listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin.

See also, Marker 99: Panther Intaglio, the referenced "last known Effigy intaglio".

Click here for a list of all markers at this location

Follow this path to the effigy mounds and markers.

The entrance to Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve.

The marker is located at the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve.

The preserve is located inside the residential community
of Mound Park Acres in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

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