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Fountain City in Buffalo County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fountain City

 
 
Fountain City Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
1. Fountain City Marker
[east side of two-sided marker]
Inscription. Before the white man came to this area Indians of the Chippewa, Winnebago and other tribes roamed freely along the Mississippi River. Recorded history tells of an Indian tribal battle that took place on these river banks which was witnessed by some of the earliest settlers who first came here in 1839. Adventurous pioneers, never less, continued to arrive in greater numbers bringing farming, river commerce and small industries to this wilderness site, and soon the community of Fountain City was established. Throughout the years local residents have found many stone artifacts and other remnants that bear witness to the earlier cultures, which vanished as the new city grew along the Mississippi River.

Erected in 1985

 
Erected 1985.
 
Location. 44° 7.827′ N, 91° 43.005′ W. Marker is in Fountain City, Wisconsin, in Buffalo County. Marker is at the intersection of South Shore Drive (State Highway 35) and South Main Street, on the right when traveling north on South Shore Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fountain City WI 54629, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fountain City
Fountain City Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
2. Fountain City Marker
[west side of marker with duplicate text]
(approx. half a mile away); We-No-Nah (approx. 6.5 miles away in Minnesota); Stephen Taylor (approx. 7.1 miles away in Minnesota); Potters' Field (approx. 7.2 miles away in Minnesota); Winona: River Village, Lumber Town, College Town (approx. 7.4 miles away in Minnesota); Garvin Heights (approx. 7.4 miles away in Minnesota); Sugar Loaf Bluff (approx. 8.1 miles away in Minnesota); Veterans Memorial (approx. 16.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fountain City, Wisconsin. River Bluff Capital of the World. (Submitted on June 7, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Fountain City Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
3. Fountain City Marker
Fountain by Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
4. Fountain by Marker
Nearby Overlook image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
5. Nearby Overlook
Mississippi River
[South Main Street, south of Spring Street]
Fountain City Overlook image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
6. Fountain City Overlook
Dedicated to our forefathers whose vision picked this beautiful setting for a home, and to those who followed and are to come, who will continue to enjoy the scenic beauty of this area.
This fountain is donated in memory of Chet & Eleanor Wunderlich.
View from Overlook image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
7. View from Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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