European settlers arrived in Mineral Point around 1827, making Mineral Point the third oldest city in Wisconsin. The driftless area became the mining destination for zinc and lead up until the early 20th century. In 1836, Mineral Point hosted the inauguration of the first Territorial Governor, Mr. Henry Dodge appointed by President Andrew Jackson. Many famous people have come from Mineral Point including David William-Hutchison (Major General in the US Air Force), Jack Enzenroth (Major League baseball catch), Allen Ludden (American t.v. personality / game show host), and Bruce Howdle (ceramic artist and muralist), as well as many other artists.
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