The "southern foot" would be the front right hoof of Gunpowder, Wolcott's horse. If you look at the statue today the whole front half of the statue is surrounded by brick paver stones. Generally these stones aren’t set into the ground very deep, but they are impeding recovery of the casque. Any idea how long those brick paver stones have been there? If they pre-date the early 1980s it would point to the casque being at the rear right side, but my understanding is the rear portion of the Wolcott statue has been dug up extensively over the years.
Thoughts on this being the casque burial site?
one thought on the southern foot. how about South Paw? the left hoof, instead of the right? i am looking for wolcott in the art but no luck so far. onward.
Perhaps...if it was one of the lion's I'd bite on that, bit more difficult with a horse.
As for Wolcott image matches: Wolcott wears a cape, much like the figure in Image 10 If you look at the design on the Wolcott statues right sleeve it somewhat resembles a pretzel. That hooked “J” shape in Image 10 also matches a shape on the right side of Wolcott’s coat. The philtrum under Mugwumps nose matches the “U” shape on the right side of Wolcott’s coat.
Most of the matches I've found are for Wolcott's clothing, but once you see them its easier to understand why the Wolcott statue looks very promising as the casque burial site. Get yourself a good image of the Wolcott statue, particularly his right side and check it out for yourselves.
One of the main issues with Milwaukee is people get so hung up with things in the verse, particularly the "culvert" and the "birch". Guess what the guys who found Chicago and Cleveland didn't have ALL the answers and yet they still found casques. My advice would be to just focus in on the things that you can see and use them for your solve. Would it be great to completely understand the verse line for line? Sure it would, but at the end of the day finding the casque and having an appreciation for Byron and his intentions for The Secret are the goal.