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Near Algoma in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Kewaunee County Piers

 
 
The Kewaunee County Piers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
1. The Kewaunee County Piers Marker
(photo captions)
Scofield's Mills at Red River
Mid 1870's Map shows locations of Kewaunee County piers.
Inscription. This was once the site of a small, bustling, waterfront community typical of many others in Kewaunee County. By the mid-1800's, as large numbers of settlers moved into the rural areas of the newly formed county, efficient transportation became a necessity. Since an overland transportation system was practically nonexistent, the settlers turned to Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay.

Numerous piers were constructed along the shoreline with stores, sawmills, blacksmith shops, hotels, post offices, cheese factories, and other business enterprises as well as residential dwellings and warehouses. Sailboats and steamers transported forest products and later agricultural products to markets in Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Chicago. Incoming ships brought needed goods as well as passengers and news from the outside world. Gradually, as roads and railroad lines were constructed and with the advent of automobiles and trucks, the piers ceased to be needed. For a time, remnants were visible, but over the years, they too have virtually disappeared.
 
Erected 1999 by the Kewaunee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 33.947′ N, 87° 27.485′ W. Marker is near Algoma, Wisconsin, in Kewaunee County. Marker is on
The Kewaunee County Piers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
2. The Kewaunee County Piers Marker
Lakeshore Drive (State Highway 42) south of Ninth Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Algoma WI 54201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brickyards (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Church of St. Agnes-by-the-Lake (approx. 2.9 miles away); Door-Kewaunee County College / Henry Diefenbach Sculptures (approx. 3 miles away); Bruemmerville (approx. 3 miles away); American Legion Park (approx. 3 miles away); The Kewaunee County Farm (approx. 3.1 miles away); Christmas Tree Ship Point (approx. 3.2 miles away); Schooner Daniel Lyons (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Algoma.
 
Also see . . .  Kewaunee County Historical Society. (Submitted on March 31, 2009.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
View from the Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Robert L Weber, December 14, 2010
3. View from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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