A little research has found this-
" INTERESTING BITS "
Also of interest is the smal cannon resting in our vitlhe park. This brief -w-
count is taken from an article written by Mrs. Ernest Matson (Faith Mabbott), which
is on file at the State Historical Society in Madison.
The cannon with the following inscription No. -155-C-2-1 M was brought here
even before the village was organized. The Grand Army of the Republic obtained
the cannon from Fort Howard (near Green Bay) in 1880. Men and ox teams were
sent to bring it here. The trip was financed by local contributions.
The cannon was first mounted on wood which has deteriorated. It is now
mounted on concrete. In the early days it was used to report election results,
and on the Fourth of July by shooting three rounds at sunrise. It is now a silent
reminder of the past.
“I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
― John Wayne "The Shootist"