Near Shawano in Shawano County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
State Trunk Highway 55 which passes along the main street of Shawano was part of the military road which was built from Green Bay to Ontonagon on Lake Superior. This road was authorized by an Act of Congress in 1863. After the Civil War it was used extensively by loggers and lumbermen as a supply road.
Erected 1956 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 47.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 47.215′ N, 88° 31.34′ W. Marker is near Shawano, Wisconsin, in Shawano County. Marker is on South Shore Drive (State Highway 22) 0.3 miles east of Cedar Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Parking is on the westbound shoulder. Marker is in this post office area: Shawano WI 54166, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Menominee Reservation (approx. 7 miles away); Keshena Falls & The Menominee (approx. 9.6 miles away); Spirit Rock (approx. 11 miles away); Navarino Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.2 miles away); Sgt Avery Wilber Memorial Bridge (approx. 12.2 miles away).
Categories. • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,708 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.