Platte Mound M

A few miles from the Belmont Mound is the Platte Mound.  Both of these hills are visible from my farm, 15 miles away.

We hiked up the stairs alongside the world’s largest M.  University of Wisconsin-Platteville mining students built an M out of limestone on the hillside of the Platte Mound in 1936-1937.  UW-Platteville students have been maintaining it ever since.  To see the M, click here.

3 Responses to Platte Mound M

  1. Sean says:

    This has been a source of puzzlement for me ever since first coming to this area, I thought that I had arrived in Minnesota. Those goofy students got this upside down, it should be a ‘W’ for Wisconsin!

  2. Wow…what open space you hve around you. I bet the air is real fresh too. Makes me want an acre.
    When it rains here in Sunnyvale, the air is fresh and we get a breeze off the bay.
    But it’s not the same….
    I’m wondering if those stairs are ever used for running…what lovely scenery.
    Joy to you and your family at this holiday season.
    Karen in CA

  3. curiousfarmer says:

    Thanks, Karen. Happy holidays to you and your family.
    Yes, the air is fresh. My late friend Carnell moved here from the industrialized eastern part of the state, and he said the clean air was the first thing he noticed.

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