" Black Earth has a shared history
with nearby Mazomanie."
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Recollection Wisconsin is a searchable digital collection of photographs, oral histories, maps, and documents. It contains records pertaining to Black Earth, such as this c1890 map of Oak Hill Cemetery. Begun in 2005, Recollection Wisconsin is a collaborative digitization program from the Black Earth Historical Society, Black Earth Public Library, Wisconsin Library System, Wisconsin Historical Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee Public Museum, Wisconsin Department of Public Instructions, and the Nicholas Family Foundation.
The Vermont Lutheran Church Cemetery in the town of Vermont just south of Black Earth lists a directory with map. The church was established in 1856 by Norwegian immigrant farmers. The church has been holding a Lutefisk dinner since the 1920s, according to its
website, now serving about 1,000 people each October.
-Battle of Wisconsin Heights-Native American resistance to settlers' land acquisition
-Native American trail marker trees and trails made into roadways
-Significance and preservation of Native American mounds
-Families, marriages, home life, temperance
-Return of Native Americans to ancestral lands after removal
-Cultural significance, lead mining, pow wows in Blue Mounds
-Land claims of Native Americans and settlers
-Geographic corridor between the Wisconsin River and Blue Mounds
-Native American foods and medicines adopted by settlers
Located in the town of Mazomanie just north of Black Earth, part of a recently-expanded Halfway Prairie School County Park. Also find Friends of Old Halfway Prairie School on Facebook.
Enter Black Earth, Wisconsin in the search box on the home page and see what you'll find: photographs, maps, newspaper clips, including this postcard of Ulra Deloss Wood, Civil War G.A.R. veteran, Co. C, 50th New York Regiment ca 1890s. Photograph by George Lindsey of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.
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