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Video: The bird effigy mounds of ancient Rock River Indians

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Glen Loyd
July 26, 2013

I'm reading about area Indian mounds in Hugh Highsmith book--The Mounds of Koshkonong and Rock River. The Fort Atkinson writer says, "About 20,000 Indian mounds are believed to have once existed along the rivers, streams and lakes in the state of Wisconsin. The distribution of mounds overlap a few miles into northern Illinois and across the Mississippi River into Iowa and Minnesota, but relatively closely grouped mounds representing animal and birds are unique to Wisconsin".


Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville about 15 days a month. He is a former public information officer for Wisconsin Consumer Protection, publishes a weekly consumer protection blog and is a regular guest on radio consumer protection programs. Glen is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.


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