Potosi Badger Huts Site - Potosi, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 41.109 W 090° 42.698
15T E 687474 N 4728391
Quick Description: On a hillside overlooking Potosi's main street are several "Badger Huts" where miners in the 1830's lived while they mined lead from the region. The trail is accessed by walking up 4th St past a cemetery and on up the hill.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2009 7:39:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM5KWT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:
In the 1830s miners would dig a small depression in the ground, build low walls around it with limestone, and add a sod roof. They would live in these "Badger Huts" while they mined lead from the region. These "Badgers" would eventually lend their nickname to become the state mascot. Today there is a self-guided trail up one side of the hill and down the other.
Street address:
Corner of 4th St and Main St
Potosi, WI USA
53820


County / Borough / Parish: Grant

Year listed: 1996

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Information Potential: Area of Significance: Historic - Non-Aboriginal, Exploration/Settlement, Industry

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

Historic function: Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction: Camp, Processing Site

Current function: Agriculture/Subsistence: Agricultural Fields

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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