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Fountain City Historical Marker - Fountain City, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 44° 07.824 W 091° 43.009
15T E 602652 N 4887156
Quick Description: This historical marker tells about the background of this area.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2016 11:04:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMRM24
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 0

Long Description:
This historical marker tells about the background of this area. It is located next to a 3-tiered fountain in a small downtown park. The text reads:

Before the white man came to this area Indians of the Chippewa, Winnebago and other tribes roamed freely along the Mississippi River. Recorded history tells of an Indian tribal battle that took place on these river banks which was witnessed by some of the earliest settlers who first came here in 1839. Adventurous pioneers, nevertheless, continued to arrive in greater numbers bringing farming, river commerce and small industries to this wilderness site, and soon the community of Fountain City was established. Throughout the years local residents have found many stone artifacts and other remnants that bear witness to the earlier cultures, which vanished as the new city grew along the Mississippi River.

Erected in 1985
Group that erected the marker: Local historical society

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Great River Road
Fountain City, WI USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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