Man Mound is a mound that sits just north east of Baraboo, Wisconsin on Man Mound Road. This is one of many mounds that were built in Wisconsin unfortunately most of the mounds in Wisconsin have been destroyed. Man Mound was almost destroyed when a road cut off his legs and a farmer was going to plow it under. The local people saved the mound and now you can see it at Man Mound Park.
Man Mound Park is a small park but is has an outhouse, parking lot and a picnic area. The mound is on one side of the park and you are allowed to walk right over to it and look around. It is fascinating looking at this mound and thinking about the people who made it and why. Some say it is the image of an alien since its head is split.
Man Mound is 75% complete. It lost the lower part of its legs when a road was constructed in the early 1900’s. It is still mostly intact and very interesting to go and see.
The local historical society currently owns and cares for Man Mound. I visited Man Mound in May 2014 a month after they did a controlled burn on the Mound. The burn had already disappeared into the soil and fresh green plants were growing on and around the mound.
Lime was used to create the missing lower legs when I saw Man Mound. It showed how the road went right through the legs and the feet extended into a pasture across the street. Obviously Man Mound was tall.
Man Mound is over 200 feet long and almost 50 feet across. It is special in many ways but possibly the most is that is sits in Wisconsin where many of the mounds had been destroyed Man Mound survived.
If you go to visit Man Mound you will get a feeling that you are not alone. Way before America was a country there were some people who made this mound. Why they made it may never be known by modern man but you can make a guess as to why they did. Perhaps it was ceremonial or maybe it was a way of communication. What ever reason Man Mound was created it is a very interesting mound to visit. You can read more about Man Mound at http://www.saukcountyhistory.org/societyparkssites/manmoundpark.html.