Bloyer Mound Group

Also known as: Twin Lizard Mound Group, Catfish Mound Group, 47TR1406, 47TR1410
WI 60, 1500 ft. SW of Cty Hwy 00, Orion, Wisconsin

Effigy Mound Site near the Wisconsin River

Photo 

Lizard Mound

I did not try to find the second mound, the day I was there, a formation of giant mosquitoes was attempting to carry away my car to strand me there. Meanwhile, another wave of mosquitoes was attempting to drain my circulatory system.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2013

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Description 

It's not really closed to the public, it's just not readily accessible, nor has it been developed into a park setting.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 18, 2006
Reference number
06000873
Areas of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric; Religion
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Ceremonial site; Graves/burials
Current function
Outdoor recreation
Period of significance
1000-500 AD

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status and Added Photos

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Comments 

Bloyer Mound Group
Posted July 2, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've always been a t-ball kinda guy.

Bloyer Mound Group
Posted July 2, 2013, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Now that you mention it, baseball would be a lot less interesting without mounds 60'6" away from home.

Bloyer Mound Group
Posted July 1, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Where would we be if our ancestors had shied away from mound-founding? Gotta start somewhere.

Bloyer Mound Group
Posted June 25, 2013, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I didn't want to be the start of a third mound.

Bloyer Mound Group
Posted June 24, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Disappointed in you. Circulatory systems are hugely over-rated.