George Wallace Jones
Pregler presents on George Wallace Jones:
History of Sinsinawa Mound, Dubuque, tristate area revealed
The Life and Times of George Wallace Jones is being offered at Sinsinawa Mound from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. John Pregler, local historian and author, will present on the fascinating life of Jones, with particular attention to his key role in the development of Sinsinawa Mound, Dubuque, and the tristate area. Sinsinawa Mound was at one point the seat of power for the vast Wisconsin Territory, which spanned from the Canadian border and Lake Michigan west to the Pacific Ocean. The Wisconsin Territory was the largest geographic territory or state in the Union of States, and its author and public servant, General George Wallace Jones, was a national figure who originally came to the area in 1828 and staked claim to Sinsinawa Mound and the surrounding 1,000 acres. No registration is required, and a freewill offering is appreciated.
For more information, contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.