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New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Wallachei

 
 
The Wallachei Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
1. The Wallachei Marker
north side of marker
Inscription. This neighborhood dates back to the early days of New Ulm. Oral history suggests the borders shown above. The origin of the name “The Wallachei” is obscure. The most likely translation is “low land horse pasture.” Or, legend has it, Mr. Kraus had a horse named Walla. Each morning he would send his son out to the barn with the instruction: “Gibs” du Walla heu” (Give Walla hay). There were a few large families, large gardens, numerous farm animals, flocks of chickens, and outdoor privies. It was a tough, hard working neighborhood where outsiders were not always welcome. There was a small grocery, mink ranch, and gravel pit, all anchored by the Hauenstein Brewery. There was even a “Wallachei Clubhouse” to provide low-cost gemutlichkeit (fellowship). German-Bohemian names predominated such as: Hesse, Lamecker, Kagermeier, Prokosch, Wallner, and Wieland. The character of the area began to change when it became built-up beginning in the 1950′s. But its proud name endures.

Erected by: Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and Vicinity; German-
Bohemian Heritage Society; George L. Glotzbach;
and New Ulm Area Foundation.         2007

 
Erected 2007 by Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and Vicinity; German-Bohemian
The Wallachei Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
2. The Wallachei Marker
south side of marker with duplicate text
Heritage Society; George L. Glotzbach;and New Ulm Area Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 17.644′ N, 94° 26.89′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on 17th Street South east of South Franklin Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in South Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 South State Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and Vicinity (approx. ¼ mile away); Adams Park (approx. half a mile away); 2011 Centennial of The Church of St. Mary (approx. one mile away); Turner Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Flandrau's Charge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brown County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Pioneers of Brown County Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Ulm.
 
Also see . . .  South Park. (Submitted on May 18, 2013.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Wallachei Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
3. The Wallachei Marker
north side of marker
The Wallachei Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
4. The Wallachei Marker
south side of marker with duplicate text
South Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
5. South Park and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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