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Waubeka in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of Flag Day

 
 
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By Paul F, September 5, 2009
1. Birthplace of Flag Day Marker
East side of marker (Two Sided Marker)
Inscription. Here at Stony Hill School, Bernard J. Cigrand, 19 year old teacher and his students held the first recognized observance of “Flag Birth Day” on June 14, 1885, with a flag ten inches high, carrying 38 stars, standing in a bottle on the teacherís desk. After thirty-one years of crusading by Dr. Cigrand, President Woodrow Wilson on June 14, 1916, proclaimed the national observance of Flag Day.
 
Erected 1962 by Ozaukee County Historical Society. (Marker Number 115.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 28.818′ N, 87° 58.833′ W. Marker is in Waubeka, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is on County Route I half a mile east of County Route H, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredonia WI 53021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Cooley Homestead (approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saxonia House (approx. 4 miles away); Nowack House (approx. 5.5 miles away);
Birthplace of Flag Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 5, 2009
2. Birthplace of Flag Day Marker
West side of Marker (Two Sided Marker)
St. Peter's Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Boltonville Mill (approx. 6.8 miles away); Boltonville Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Saukville Trails (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Federal Citizen Information Center. Information on the American flag's history and Flag Day. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Birthplace of Flag Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 5, 2009
3. Birthplace of Flag Day Marker
Park sign
Birthplace of Flag Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 5, 2009
4. Birthplace of Flag Day Marker
Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 23 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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