reply to post by thehippiedude
Okay. I happen to live in Lake Mills, WI and wanted to give everyone on here the "down low" as to the structures in Rock Lake.
The Pyramid- Back in the 1920's or 30's, my great-great uncles used to swim out to the spot and stand on top of the pyramid in the lake with the
water hitting them mid rib cage. Due to boats hitting the tops of "structures", it was also during this time that they raised the level of the lake
an additional 15 feet to save damaging people's recreational vehicles.
Other Structures- Thanks to a wonderful researcher, Archie Eschborn, we know that there are numerous structures and formations down there as well.
Among these structures are many Mounds, Chimneys, Post Holes (from the stuctures assumed to be houses and storage areas) and there is even the
remnants of a creek bed.
Growing up, I learned from local Indian Elders that before the mound village in Aztalan, WI there was a group of Indians that lived in the area now
known as Rock Lake. It was a beautiful field with a fresh water spring and a creek running through it. When they left (no one remembers exactly why
they left), they dammed up the outlets to the creek and the dell slowly became a marshland and then a large but shallow lake. When the pioneers
arrived, they built up the dam even further so they could create a mill pond for 2 mills. Thus the city's name of Lake Mills.
I remember how the town has always been divided between those who believed the history and those who said, "There's nothing in the lake." Even with
the sonar excavation of the entire lake bed, some people hold fast to the falsehood that nothing exists at the bottom of Rock Lake.
Why not drain it and find out? Lake Mills is a tourist town. To drain the lake would mean the closing of many businesses. I know this sounds a little
petty, but it's the truth.