Korth Park, on Rock Lake, Lake Mills Wisconsin

Korth Park Archeology


The glaciers receded about 10,000 years ago. The beautiful hilly landscape of Korth Park was created by the receding glacier.

A few thousand years ago, mound building culture of Native Americans lived in this area. One of the campsites was on the Korth Park site. The main campsite was near the lake on the Park’s northeast corner. Effigy mounds were found on the hill near the southeast corner of the site. Nearly fifty conical mounds were located near the red aluminum shed near the original homesite. This area was never cultivated by the family because of all of the skeletons that were unearthed in that area.

The Wisconsin Archeological Society has named Korth park archaeologically significant. Arrowheads and Native American remains have been found. These pictures from the Aztalan museum show typical artifacts found in this area.

A 1997 report by Geralyn Flick, Assitant Regional Archaeologist from the Univ.of WI- Milwaukee said that mounds were found on the old Fargo Property on the west shore of Rock Lake, approximately 1/2 mile east of Hwy S. just north of the end of Korth Lane. These have since been destroyed. Mounds were situated near the “old castle” on a hill (Korth House). Mounds were explored and many skeletons taken. This was probably the mound group that Stephen Peet excavated. Peet says there were 50 small conical mounds.

 

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