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Watertown in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Kindergarten
 
First Kindergarten Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
1. First Kindergarten Marker
 
Inscription. The first kindergarten in the United States was founded by Margarethe Meyer Schurz in this building in 1856. Moved to the present site and restored in 1956 by the Watertown Historical Society.
 
Erected 1958 by the Saturday Club, Watertown, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 74.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 11.074′ N, 88° 42.427′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Charles Street and Sunset Drive. Click for map. Marker is located to the rear of the Octagon House historical property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 919 Charles St, Watertown WI 53094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fred C. Merkle (a few steps from this marker); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Octagon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Merkle Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milwaukee Street Bridge (approx. one mile away); Trail Discovery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Watertown.
 
First Kindergarten Building Photo, Click for full size
By Paul F, September 3, 2010
2. First Kindergarten Building
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Carl Schurz Forest marker
 
Also see . . .  First Kindergarten - Wisconsin Historical Society. (Submitted on September 13, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,180 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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