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Near Plymouth in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Winooski

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 9, 2010
1. Site of Winooski Marker
South side of marker.
Inscription. In 1875 this was a thriving village with a post office, sawmill, grist mill, general store, village hall, cooper, blacksmith and woodworking shops, a cheese factory and a dozen houses.

James and Lucinda Stone of Winooski, Vermont were the first settlers in 1846, followed by Survarnard Jewett, Fred Joerns, John Hobbs and Captain Jonathan K. Walker, who was immortalized by John Greenleaf Whittier as "The Man With The Branded Hand."

Erected by Round About 4-H Club 1970
 
Erected 1970 by the Round About 4-H Club. (Marker Number 76.)
 
Location. 43° 42.423′ N, 87° 59.039′ W. Marker is near Plymouth, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is on Winooski Road 0.3 miles east of County Highway E, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located just east of the Onion River near a residential driveway. Marker is at or near this postal address: W5762 Winooski Road, Plymouth WI 53073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plymouth Wisconsin (approx. 2.8 miles away); In Honor of our Pioneers (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Wade House State Park (approx.
Site of Winooski Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 9, 2010
2. Site of Winooski Marker
North side of marker.
6.9 miles away); Hamill's Hollow (approx. 7.8 miles away); Schoolhouse Straight (approx. 7.8 miles away); Kimberly's Korner (approx. 8 miles away); Wacker's Wend (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Lake Street Walkway (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plymouth.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 76.
 
Also see . . .
1. Winooski, Vermont Official Website. City name. "The name of our city comes from its location on the river now known as the Winooski, a word derived from the Abenaki Indian Winoskitegw – the "onion land river". Day, Gordon. 1981. Abenaki Place-Names in the Champlain Valley"
Also on the Website is a Historical Society link: Brief History of Winooski; a historical look at Winooski, Vermont. (Submitted on June 13, 2010.) 

2. Wisconsin Historical Society. The Man with the Branded Hand. (Submitted on June 13, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Site of Winooski Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 9, 2010
3. Site of Winooski Marker
Site of Winooski Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 9, 2010
4. Site of Winooski Marker
 
 
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