Panther Intaglio


Located S riverside drive and Wilson St Fort Atkinson WI Coordinates Lat N 42:55':508" Lon W 88:51':267"  


Discovered in 1850 by Increase A Lapham, This is the only known intaglio Effigy mound in the world. It was excavated for ceremonial purposes by American Indians of the Effigy Mound Culture about 1000 A.D. A part of the tail has been covered. Of ten other recorded intaglios, all now destroyed, eight were similar in representing the panther and two represent bears.

erected 1960


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