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The History


This settlement was the original site of what is now Blue Mounds, WI (2 miles to the east). After a brutal Indian attack on Pokerville in 1852, the residents who were left alive decided to move a few structures to a more secure geographical location. The foot of the Blue Mounds seemed a likely spot. The town Pokerville got its name from the rowdy crowd that used to gather after dusk to play cards, drink, and fight. It was a bustling little community of 500 people as it was on the most traveled road of the day.
By: Shane Gibbs -

I WONDER WHY... Odd Wisconsin: Pokerville Died When Bypassed by Railroad - (Wisconsin State Journal - Wednesday, May 3, 2006)

Ghost Town Was Birthplace of Governors - (Milwaukee Journal - 1929) -

Pokerville, The Vanished Village Is Dane County's Earliest Town - (The Wisconsin State Journal: Sunday, December 6, 1925) -

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