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Kewaunee County Markers
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Brickyards
After the disastrous fires that swept through Kewaunee County in 1871, a more substantial building material was sought and brickyards made their appearance in several locations in the county. A good supply of clay located in the area between here and Division Street (three blocks to the west) provided the major raw material needed to make bricks. When the supply of clay diminished after a few years, a new brickyard was established nearby. This yard was in operation until about 1910. Many . . . — Map (db m17490) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Christmas Tree Ship Point
52 Schooners transporting Christmas trees to Milwaukee and Chicago passed this point in the 1800's.

Captain Herman Schuenemann of the Christmas Tree Ship, "Rouse Simmons", was born in Algoma.

One of the 52 schooners, "Lady Ellen" is located upriver between the two bridges in its final resting place. — Map (db m38986) HM

Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Officer Ronald L. Leist1939 — 1969
Responding beyond the call of duty Police Officer Ronald Leist sacrificed his life in a heroic attempt to rescue a drowning man in the Algoma Harbor on Oct. 9, 1969 — Map (db m15056) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Schooner Daniel LyonsHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails
Type: Wooden Schooner, three masted Built: 1873, George Goble, Oswego, N.Y. Sank: October 18, 1878 Length: 138’ Beam: 26’ Cargo: Wheat Depth of Wreckage: 110’ Listed on the National Register of Historic Places About eight miles northeast of here, the wooden schooner Daniel Lyons rests 110 feet beneath Lake Michigan’s waves. The three-masted Daniel Lyons delivered grain to ports around the Great Lakes in the 1870s, until a collision sent her to the bottom in the . . . — Map (db m56036) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — The Kewaunee County Piers
This was once the site of a small, bustling, waterfront community typical of many others in Kewaunee County. By the mid-1800's, as large numbers of settlers moved into the rural areas of the newly formed county, efficient transportation became a necessity. Since an overland transportation system was practically nonexistent, the settlers turned to Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. Numerous piers were constructed along the shoreline with stores, sawmills, blacksmith shops, hotels, . . . — Map (db m17468) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Barge "Emerald"
A Tribute and Memorium to those who went down with the Barge “Emerald” within sight of this point, on Nov. 18, 1886. Sponsored and erected by H. J. Baumeister. May 30, 1938. Map (db m60043) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — 136 — Car – Ferry Service
Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad ferry slip No. 1, to your right, is the point where car-ferry service across Lake Michigan began. On Sunday, November 27, 1892, Ann Arbor Railroad car-ferry No. 1 loaded 22 cars of flour which originated at Minneapolis and were destined to England, Scotland and Ireland – the first boatload of box cars to be transported across Lake Michigan – a service later extended to other ports. — Map (db m11760) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Father Marquette
Father Marquette offered the Holy Sacrifice of Mass on this spot November 1, 1674. — Map (db m11679) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Kewaunee Marsh Arsenic Spill Area — Train derailment and Arsenic spill
Why is the fence here? The fence is to limit access to a contaminated area. In the early days the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) was contacted by a hunter that an area within the boundaries of the wildlife refuge was devoid of vegetation, and the area surrounding the void was severely distressed. The WDNR collected soil and water samples from the area and found high concentrations of arsenic. The C.D. Besadny wildlife area consists of over 22,000 acres of state-owned property . . . — Map (db m39114) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Norman — The Norman General Store
The focal point of any crossroads community in this area include a church, a saloon, a general store and a cheese factory where milk was turned into a marketable product. Norman, a Czech heritage community founded in the 1850's was no exception. the Pelnar family opened a "hotel and saloon" on this site in 1876. The summer kitchen was added in the 1880's. John Riha acquired the property in 1890 and built the adjacent home in 1904. The general store of today was actually moved to this site . . . — Map (db m39475) HM
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