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Near Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Potters’ Emigration Society

 
 
Potters' Emigration Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
1. Potters' Emigration Society Marker
Inscription. Near here in 1849 Thomas Twiggs began a settlement of unemployed potters from Staffordshire, England. To help farmers on both sides of the Fox River reach his store and blacksmith shop at Twiggs' Landing, he operated Emancipation Ferry, named to express his hope that here they would find freedom from the poverty of the Old World.
 
Erected 1961 by the Columbia County Historical Society. (Marker Number 106.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 38.187′ N, 89° 25.546′ W. Marker is near Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway CM and County Highway T, on the left when traveling east on County Highway CM. Click for map. Marker is approximately 6 miles northeast of Portage. Marker is in this post office area: Portage WI 53901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Muir, Foster Son of Wisconsin (approx. 4 miles away); John Muir Memorial Park (approx. 4 miles away); The Wee White Kirk (approx. 4.1 miles away); Historic Indian Agency House
Potters' Emigration Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
2. Potters' Emigration Society Marker
The Fox River is beyond this marker.
(approx. 5.4 miles away); The Indian Agency House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 5.5 miles away); Site of Fort Winnebago (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Winnebago (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portage.
 
More about this marker. This is an official marker of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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