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Menomonie in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials

 
 
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By Keith L, October 25, 2010
1. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Evergreen Cemetery
In 1873, local lumber company Knapp, Stout & Company, Co. provided fifty-two acres to establish a proper burial site. They hired landscape architects, William Merchant Richardson French and Horace Shaler Cleveland, to design the cemetery. French's plan reflects the Rural Romantic style, following the natural contours of the land and incorporating native trees and shrubs.

In 1904 the company transferred ownership to lot owners, who formed the Cemetery Association. Evergreen became an island when planners raised Lake Menomin for a new dam in 1955. The City built a causeway the next year. Evergreen Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Contributors include: GMACF, Menomonie Patriotic Council, Menomonie Rotary Club, Olson Funeral Home, Schendel Family, Talen Trust, Thurin Family, & VFW Auxiliary.

Earliest Evergreen Burials
The single grave section of Evergreen Cemetery contains 1,111 graves though many are unmarked and others display monuments in poor condition. Most burials occurred before 1900 and written burial records tell us much about early life in Menomonie.

The many familiar local names reflect the predominant Norwegian and German heritage of the area. Burial
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By Keith L, October 25, 2010
2. Earliest Evergreen Burials Marker
records list illnesses and causes of death common between the 1870s and 1900s. About one-third of those buried here died as children, reflecting the high infant mortality and childhood disease rates of that period. Records reveal suicides, murders and mysterious deaths. Many died of epidemic diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid, diphtheria and influenza, but only a few died of old age.

Erected 2009
Wisconsin Historical Society

 
Erected 2009 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 526.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 53.324′ N, 91° 54.53′ W. Marker is in Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn County. Marker can be reached from North 5th Avenue / Evergreen Cemetery Road, 0.6 miles north of Northeast 13th Street and Shorewood Drive. Click for map. Marker is located at the east side of Evergreen Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Menomonie WI 54751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Stephen Tainter (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stori House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chippewa Valley White Pine
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By Keith L, October 25, 2010
3. Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); In Honor of Company H (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mabel Tainter Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fine Meadows (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dunn County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wisconsin's Oak Savanna (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Menomonie.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Keith L, October 25, 2010
4. Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials Marker
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By Keith L, July 21, 2009
5. Evergreen Cemetery
[plaque on left pillar] This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

Site #06001117; added 2006.
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Area of Significance: Landscape Architecture
 
 
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