Chetek Mound

Not much is known about this mound, and I've come across the information about this earthwork incidentally. I was surprised to find
the mound, located at the site of KwikTrip gas station and convenience store at 324 2nd St., well preserved and taken care of.
Surrounded by a solid fence and well-marked, my only objection would be against mowing the mound. Barron county was home
to almost 250 mounds in the past - more than any other place up north. Interestingly, many of them are attributed to Sioux or Ojibwa
- both historic tribes - rather than prehistoric woodland people known as Mound Builders. In fact, the plaque at the mound clearly
states so. You can read more about Native American Mounds in the region at: