Inscription. When this site was selected for a settlement in 1855, one of its founders read in an old history of the state that the Menominee Chief Tomah had at one time gathered his tribe in this vicinity for a conference.
By Keith L, October 26, 2007
|1. Tomah Marker|
He suggested the name "Tomah" for the new village, and his choice was adopted.
The chief's name was Thomas Carron, "Tomah" being the French pronunciation for Thomas. He was born in 1752 in the old King's village opposite Green Bay.
A man of magnificent appearance, six feet tall, with dark eyes and handsome features, he was firm, peaceable, conciliatory, and sincerely loved by the red and white men of his time.
Erected 1959 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 88.)
Location. 43° 59.549′ N, 90° 30.26′ W. Marker is in Tomah, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Superior Avenue (U.S. 12) north of Arthur Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Butts Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tomah WI 54660, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Robert Howie (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (approx. 9.9 miles away); Mesas and Buttes (approx. 10 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 15.3 miles away).
By Paul F, September 24, 2010
|2. Tomah Marker in park|
Also see . . . Tomah, Wisconsin History. Tomah Chamber of Commerce website. Boyhood home of Frank King, creator of Gasoline Alley. (Submitted on December 4, 2007.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on December 4, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on October 7, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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