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Tower Hill State Park - Shot Tower sign

Informational sign outside the Shot Tower entrance. Full text: “Twenty years before Wisconsin became a state, the discovery of vast lead deposits brought a population boom to this area. Green Bay merchant Daniel Whitney organized the Wisconsin Shot Company to build a shot tower on this site. T. B. Shaunce dug out the shafts with pick and gad and remove the earth in buckets. The history of the shot tower is told in detailed exhibits within the tower house. Men like Daniel Whitney and T.B. Shaunce worked with humble tools and crude methods, utilizing Engineering ideas and principles which provided the foundation for the highly sophisticated procedures of today’s Manufacturing Engineers. Dedicated June 22, 1977, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Milwaukee Chapter 4”

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