"Bow and Arrow"
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 44° 35.663 W 092° 30.575
15T E 538924 N 4938010
Quick Description: "Bow and Arrow" Marker on Hwy 35, SE of Hagar City.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2008 10:06:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM4CMC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 38

Long Description:
The rock outline you see on the distant bluff is an archeological curiosity. Jacob V. Brower, a Minnesota archeologist, observed this formation in 1902 and interpreted it as a bow and arrow. In 1903 he wrote, "Some of the stones representing the bowstring are displaced. The intention seems to have been to represent a bow and arrow drawn to shoot toward Lake Pepin". Modern archeologists think the boulders may form a bird effigy, but no one has reached a definite conclusion. Although it is an old, well-known landmark, perhaps even ancient, its origin and age are unknown and it is not part of the Indian lore of this region. Boulder alignments made by Indians exist in other states, but this is the only one known in Wisconsin. Was it make by Indians? Is it a bow and arrow or a bird? It remains a mystery.

Erected 1979
County: Pierce

Location: Other

MarkerID: 258

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