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Jackson County Wisconsin – Historical Markers

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By Keith L, October 26, 2007
Silver Mound and Marker
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Alma Center — 240 — Silver Mound
This large, isolated hill is a famous site where prehistoric Indians gathered to quar­ry a particularly attractive quartzite for the manufacture of chipped stone tools. Several aboriginal quarries are scattered along the rimrock of this mound. . . . — Map (db m3195) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — 1897 Model "French 75"
Since its introduction in 1897, the "French 75" was first used in World War I by both the French and the United States. It was the U.S. Army's first modern artillery piece and is significant in the development of weaponry as the first gun fitted . . . — Map (db m80856) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Arnold Jacobson Farm1932 — Historic Jackson County, Wis.
J-Land Farms – 2004. Albert purchased farm in 1901. Arnold sold to Junior – 1967. Today, Jerry operates the dairy farm & hopes someday, his son Jamey will carry on the "family tradition." J-Land Farms is in the Township of "Garden . . . — Map (db m80354) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Black River Falls Forest Fire
On the dry, windy afternoon of April 27, 1977, a forest fire started south of Black River Falls. The fire quickly became a raging crown fire, traveling through the tops of the dense pine forest. This mound, directly in the path of the fire, was . . . — Map (db m3321) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — 228 — Black River Valley
White pine trees were growing here when Columbus made his voyage to America. In 1819 the first attempts to saw lumber were unsuccessful, but in 1839 Jacob Spaulding founded Black River Falls by erecting the first permanent sawmill and settlement on . . . — Map (db m3322) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Cpl. Mitchell RedCloud Jr.(US Marine Corps & US Army)
Mitchell RedCloud, Jr. was born on July 2, 1924 near Hatfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin to Mitchell and Nellie RedCloud. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps from 1941 to 1945. At the age of 16 he served with the Carlson . . . — Map (db m80125) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Field of Honor
This Field of Honor is a Memorial as a lasting tribute to those men and women who have served our country in war and peace. Those who survived were forever changed. Those who died were forever young in their loved ones' memories. . . . — Map (db m80141) WM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Hagen's A&W — Historic
      Hagen's A&W Root Beer Stand was a family-owned business for 35 years. The root beer stand was a source of summer employment for area high school students and community members. The A&W was a popular meeting place for local teens. All six of . . . — Map (db m80390) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — 300 — Highground Veterans Memorial
Wisconsin Vietnam veterans provided leadership for the establishment of a memo­rial dedicated to the men and women of the state who served in America's 20th century conflicts. In 1985, the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project acquired . . . — Map (db m3309) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Hoffman Construction Company — Historical Jackson County, Wis.
   In the early 1900's Peter J. Hoffman organized a dray line & road construction business. Horse & mule teams pulled wagons & slip dirt scrapes. His wife Anna collected the bills. The construction company had 10 employees. . . . — Map (db m80456) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Jackson County Veterans Park
Development Committee Officers as of 1-01-06 Chair person: Daniel E. Getchell • 1st Vice: Rodger "Red" Staffon • 2nd Vice: Dale Cummings • Finance Officer: Merlin Anderson • Adjutant: Gavin J. Johnson • Trustees: David Hale, Don . . . — Map (db m80177) WM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Lunda Construction Co. — Historic Jackson County
    In the late 1920's Sam Swensen, uncle of Cliff Nelson & Milt Lunda, started the construction co. in Mt. Horeb, WI. It was relocated in 1938 to its present location in Brockway, WI. In the mid 1940's the company was named Nelson . . . — Map (db m80453) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — 247 — Martin W. Torkelson(1878 – 1963)
Martin Torkelson, born in Jackson County, served the State of Wisconsin for more than fifty years. He was a pioneer in the development for both land and air trans­portation. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1904, . . . — Map (db m3477) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — 66 — Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr.(1925–1950)
Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courageous action in battle between U.S. troops and Chinese Communists near Chonghyon, Korea, Nov. 5, 1950. Red Cloud’s Company was entrenched beside Hill . . . — Map (db m1865) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Moe Hardware– Since 1896 –
     In 1880, 20 year old Peter L. Moe came to work at Jones & Murray Hardware & eventually gained ownership in 1896 – renaming it P.L. Moe & Co.. Pete & Anna raised six sons. Rollin "Junk" and Alvin "Beaner" became owners in . . . — Map (db m80447) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Pfaffsprairie Farm1962 — Historic Jackson County, Wis.
The first white man to farm this land was Robert Douglas in 1839. Known as the Webb Farm for 60 years. The Plaffs purchased in 1962, and their children Tom A. and Sarah Pfaff-Clements & six grandchildren continue to make it a family farm with . . . — Map (db m80325) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Site of the First Wood-Spaulding Saw Mill
Site of the First Wood-Spaulding Saw Mill 1839-40 That Marks Founding of City Jackson Co. Hist. Soc. 1939 — Map (db m80105) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — 195 — The Passenger Pigeon
Huge flocks of passenger pigeons once roamed North America. Larger than the mourning dove which it resembled, the passenger pigeon derived its name from an Indian word meaning "wanderer" or one who moves from place to place. Flying at a normal speed . . . — Map (db m3307) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — World War II Honor Roll / World War I · Korean · Vietnam Honor Roll
World War II Honor Roll Dedicated to the Enduring Memory of These Men of Jackson County Who Gave Their Lives in World War II That Freedom Might Live and Grow and Increase Its Blessings Arneson, Algie T. • Bornitz, Gordon S. • . . . — Map (db m80292) WM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Hatfield — 108 — The Hatfield Canal1907 – 1908
This three-mile canal is the oldest and longest in use in Wisconsin. Canal, dam and powerhouse cost the La Crosse Water Power Company $1,500,000. It required 700 men and three steam dredges and was Wisconsin's largest power project in the early . . . — Map (db m30927) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Millston — 204 — Sphagnum MossWisconsin’s Invisible Industry
Marshy sections of Jackson, Monroe, Wood and Clark counties produce large quan­tities of Sphagnum moss, providing a major but little known state resource. The ability of Sphagnum to hold 20 times its weight in water makes it invaluable for keeping . . . — Map (db m49765) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Millston — 203 — Winnebago Indians
Winnebago Indians call themselves “Hochunkgra.” A Siouan people, they once occupied the southern half of Wisconsin and the northern counties of Illinois. The Black Hawk War of 1832 and a series of treaties forced the Winnebago out of . . . — Map (db m3425) HM
Wisconsin (Jackson County), Shamrock — Shamrock
Irish, English, Scotch pioneers settled in this valley about 1850. Their collective struggles and sharing built this rural community, originally called Kelly’s Corner. 1853 - Union Cemetery 1856 - Sawmill - H. B. Mills 1860 - St. Columbkille . . . — Map (db m3485) HM

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