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Fort Union - Dodgeville, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 54.976 W 090° 07.086
15T E 735224 N 4755546
Quick Description: Henry Dodge, the first governor of the Wisconsin territory built Fort Union during the Black Hawk War.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2007 9:04:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM2558
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 34

Long Description:
The historical marker reads:
"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.
Era: Napoleonic - WW I

General Comments:
One of many forts constructed during the Black Hawk war.

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