Smith Park

Effigy Mounds

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Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2015

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Doty Island was originally the site of 16, or 17 depending on who's inventory you believe, effigy mounds stretching southward to the site of today's Doty Park. The three mounds here are all that remain. At one time, several mounds existed around the shores of Lake Winnebago.

The first serious work on effigy mounds was done by Increase A. Lapham of Milwaukee, who researched the mound building people and published his work under the title The Antiquities of Wisconsin in 1855.

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  • April 26, 2015: Added by J.R. Manning

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