Mound 53

Mound 53 is the southernmost of a row of what were probably conical mounds. The row, which runs north to south, includes Mounds 29, 28, and 53. McAdams (1882) indicates that Mound 53 was 20 feet (6.1 meters) high, while Peterson-McAdams (1906) shows a height of 10 feet (3.05 meters). There is no indication of Mound 53 on the 1966 UWM Map because the area on the south side of Highway 40 has been built up into residential and commercial properties. There is no indication that excavations were conducted in this mound, although Moorehead refers to it in reference to excavations in the vicinity. A slightly higher elevation with a contemporary building on it may be the location of Mound 53.