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

Rosholt

 
 
Rosholt Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 12, 2010
1. Rosholt Marker
Inscription. This site marks the beginning of the village of Rosholt. In 1867, Jens Rasmussen, who came from Lolland, Denmark, purchased land and improved a beaver dam here to furnish power for a grist mill. In 1885 the dam was acquired by John Gilbert Rosholt for a sawmill. A community grew around the sawmill. In 1893 a post office called "Rosholt" was established and in 1907 the village was incorporated.

Portage County Historical Society
1960

 
Erected 1960 by the Portage County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 37.913′ N, 89° 18.576′ W. Marker is in Rosholt, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker is on North Main Street south of Forest Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rosholt WI 54473, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosholt Saw Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosholt War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Iola Winter Sports Club (approx. 8.2 miles away); Jordan Dam and Power Plant (approx. 10.3 miles away); A Line in Time
Rosholt Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 12, 2010
2. Rosholt Marker
(approx. 11.2 miles away); Iola Mills (approx. 12.2 miles away); The “Spud Alley” Era (approx. 12.2 miles away); Iola Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rosholt.
 
Also see . . .  Rosholt, Wisconsin History. "A man by the name of J.G. Rosholt operated a sawmill in Hitterdal. He saw possibilities investing in timber. He moved his machinery to Town 25 North." (Submitted on July 13, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Rosholt Mill Pond image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 12, 2010
3. Rosholt Mill Pond
The back of the marker can be seen to the left.
Rosholt Mill Pond image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 12, 2010
4. Rosholt Mill Pond
Flume Creek
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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