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By Keith L, June 19, 2010
Rock Mill Marker
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Cooperstown — 377 — Rock Mill
In 1847 New York millwright and speculator Pliney Pierce built this mill adjacent to the rapidly falling waters of Devils River. First constructed as a sawmill, Rock Mill was quickly converted to a gristmill after the area's available timber was . . . — Map (db m32536) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Denmark — 268 — Wisconsin's Maritime Industries
Since about 1840, the lakeshore area from Manitowoc to Sturgeon Bay has been a center for shipping, fishing, and shipbuilding on the upper Great Lakes. Early shipping was characterized by sail and steam vessels docking at small private piers . . . — Map (db m22452) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Kiel — Kiel Veterans Park
In memory of our departed comrades who gave their today for your tomorrow Post 6707 — Map (db m57664) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — "Pulaski Square"In Memory of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski — 1779 - 1929
Brave and famous Pole who fell mortally wounded during the siege of Savannah, GA. Oct. 11, 1779 while leading a detachment of cavalry in an attack upon the British lines. Dedicated by the Manitowoc Poles in commemoration of the . . . — Map (db m57375) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — A Century of Service: Manitowoc Public Library 1900-2000
Manitowoc has a rich library tradition. Around the Civil War several efforts were made to provide library services, but failed primarily due to lack of funding. During 1898 and 1899 the Clio Club, a women's literary group, raised $4,700 to establish . . . — Map (db m57496) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Alf Muchin & Sons Furniture Store; Anderson Electric Company
Alf Muchin & Sons Furniture Store; Anderson Electric Company 821-823 Washington Street c. 1930 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 8th Street Historic District . . . — Map (db m57526) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — American Legion Memorial Tree
This tree is planted in memory of our fallen comrades of the World War - For God and Country - — Map (db m57235) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Brandt Printing & Binding Co.
. . . — Map (db m57512) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Charles W. White Law Office
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Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Christine Drost Millinery
. . . — Map (db m57517) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — County Hospital Cemetery
This publicly-owned cemetery contains the burials of 162 patients from the Manitowoc County Asylum for the Insane and the Manitowoc County Hospital who died between the years 1917 and 1974. The names of all, but two, are known. The Manitowoc . . . — Map (db m57291) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — F.C. Buerstatte Pharmacy
. . . — Map (db m57508) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Fehr's Jewelry
. . . — Map (db m57521) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 8 — First Court House and Jail
This boulder marks the square where the First Court House and Jail were located in Manitowoc County Built in 1840 — Map (db m57246) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 53 — First Landing
This Spot Marks the Landing of the First White Settlers in Manitowoc May 5, 1836 ________ Manitowoc County Historical Society 1939 — Map (db m32581) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Fred Schultz Residence
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Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Fricke Brewery
. . . — Map (db m57615) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — G.A.R - H.M. Walker Post 18Grand Army of the Republic
1861 - 1865 Grand Army of The Republic H.M. Walker Post No. 18 — Map (db m57243) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — G.W. Fechter Stationery
. . . — Map (db m57507) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — German-American Bank
German-American Bank 902 Jay Street c. 1901 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m57494) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Tree
Memorial Tree planted in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic by its Auxillary the National Woman's Relief Corps — Map (db m57236) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — I.O.O.F. BlockInternational Order of Odd Fellows
I.O.O.F. Block International Order of Odd Fellows 927 South Eighth Street c. 1890 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 8th Street Historic District Manitowoc, . . . — Map (db m57524) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — J. Jarchow Blacksmith Shop
. . . — Map (db m57527) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — J.P. Schreihart Building
. . . — Map (db m57528) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 369 — Manitowoc and the Car Ferries / S.S. Badger

(Side A) Manitowoc and the Car Ferries. In the first five decades of the 20th century, Lake Michigan railroad car ferry service aided national defense and the regional economy by providing a key transportation alternative to the railroad . . . — Map (db m11835) HM

Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 81000047 — Manitowoc County Courthouse
. . . — Map (db m57309) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Manitowoc County Veterans Memorial Park
Dedicated to those who served and died May their sacrifice forever inspire freedom "I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and did what others feared to do. I asked nothing from those who gave . . . — Map (db m57252) WM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Manitowoc Motor Hotel
. . . — Map (db m57509) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Manitowoc National Bank
. . . — Map (db m57515) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Manitowoc Savings Bank
. . . — Map (db m57516) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 285 — Manitowoc Submarines
At the outbreak of World War II in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called upon America to rearm. Increasing the number of submarines became a goal. Because existing shipbuilders could not meet production schedules, the U.S. Navy approached . . . — Map (db m12075) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 246 — Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage
In 1847 Captain Joseph Edwards built the schooner Citizen here, beginning an era of maritime tradition in Manitowoc which has still not ended. The Challenge, believed one of the first clipper ships produced on the Great Lakes, was . . . — Map (db m12073) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — O. Torrison & Co.
. . . — Map (db m57510) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Old Military Road
This tablet marks the Old Military Road completed in 1840 used between Fort Howard (Green Bay) and Fort Dearborn (Chicago) — Map (db m57240) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Potter's Field Cemetery
The land was originally part of 80 acres owned by Jacob W. Conroe who built a sawmill at Manitowoc Rapids in 1856. In 1914 the farmland was purchased by Manitowoc County and the ground set aside as a free burial place for poor destitute and unknown . . . — Map (db m57290) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Ralph Clark Huston Jr.
Ralph Clark Huston Jr. S1/c USNR 20 MM Loader killed by Japanese gunfire during surface attack by Cobia 2-27-45 remains committed to the deep. — Map (db m39474) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Residence713 Washington Street
. . . — Map (db m57514) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Rummele's Jewelry
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Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — S.S. Kresge Co.
. . . — Map (db m57522) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Salomon Brothers in the Civil War
In memory of four brothers Residents of Manitowoc Distinguished for service in the Civil War Charles E. Salomon Brigadier General US Army Fred Salomon Major General US Army Edward Salomon Governor of Wisconsin 1862-1864 Herman . . . — Map (db m56734) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Schreihart Building
. . . — Map (db m57614) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Sexton House1878
Is listed in the National and State Registers of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and The State Historical Society of Wisconsin — Map (db m57389) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Soldiers and SailorsEternal Flame
On Memorial Day May 30, 1969 the American Legion Post 88 Manitowoc dedicated the eternal flame to all veterans of Manitowoc County. The flame was kept burning with donations from the American Legion, other veterans organizations and concerned . . . — Map (db m57251) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Sputnik IV
Sputnik IV Satellite fragment was recovered at this site Sept 6, 1962 — Map (db m57292) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller was born on August 11, 1916 in Manitowoc, the third son of Henry and Margaret Miller. He was inducted into the United States Army in June 1942 at Two Rivers. Miller landed in France on September 14, 1944, part of the Allied invasion . . . — Map (db m57249) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Steam Barge Francis HintonHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails
Type: Wooden steam barge Built: 1889, Hansen & Scove, Manitowoc, Wis. Sank: November 16, 1909 Length: 152’ Beam: 31’ Cargoes: Lumber, wood products Propulsion: Propeller Depth of Wreckage: 15’ Listed on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m56035) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Tauscheck's Millinery
. . . — Map (db m57518) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — The Wampum or Mexico1789 - 1844
. . . — Map (db m57238) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Cobia
U.S.S. Cobia has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1986 National Park Service United States . . . — Map (db m39489) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Union Park
The land for "North Side Park" was donated by Manitowoc founder Benjamin Jones. A Victorian bandstand and ornate drinking fountain were once located in the center. Following Fort Sumter, April, 1861, volunteers marched and drilled here . . . — Map (db m32631) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Vilas - Rahr MansionRahr West Art Museum
Vilas-Rahr Mansion 610 North Eighth Street c. 1893 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m57571) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — W. Stephani Block
. . . — Map (db m57525) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — William Rathsack & Sons Co. Hardware
. . . — Map (db m57520) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 251 — Winnebago Trail
Many modern highways follow routes marked out long ago by Indian people. The Winnebago Trail across central Wisconsin became the general course of Highways 151 from Manitowoc to Fond du Lac, 45 from Fond du Lac to Oshkosh, 21 from Oshkosh to . . . — Map (db m32499) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — World War I Memorial
In memory of the men and women who offered their lives for the freedom of mankind in the World War of 1914 — 1918 Presented by The American Legion Auxillary Map (db m57467) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Maribel — 263 — Wisconsin's Dairy Industry
The growth of the dairy industry in Wisconsin is a story of remarkable transfer of scientific knowledge to practical use. As dairy farming developed, Wisconsin's agri­culture underwent transformation in less than 50 years. Proposed as an . . . — Map (db m10709) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Meeme — 374 — Meeme Poll House
The Meeme Poll House, the official voting place in the Town of Meeme for 83 years, was erected by Joseph Schwartz and Edmund Kolb in 1900. German immigrants and their descendants exercised their democratic right to vote in this simple wooden . . . — Map (db m36204) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Saint Nazianz — 442 — George Washington School
The George Washington School was built in 1893 at a cost of $1,800. It is believed to have once housed the largest collection of library books of any Manitowoc County rural school. The Village of St. Nazianz purchased the school in 1983 and . . . — Map (db m46185) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Saint Nazianz — 445 — St. Nazianz
In 1854, Fr. Ambrose Oschwald and a group of settlers emigrated from Baden, Germany to found a Catholic religious colony in the spirit of early Christians. This communal settlement was named St. Nazianz, after St. Gregory of Nazianzus from . . . — Map (db m32327) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Saint Nazianz — St. Nazianz Area Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All St. Nazianz Area Veterans ————— They Fought So We All Stand Free ————— Wagner Eberle Sukowaty Post 477 American Legion [The American Legion . . . — Map (db m46883) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), St. Nazianz — St. Gregory Church1864–1868
St. Gregory Church 1864–1868 is listed in the State Register of Historic Places The State Historical Society of Wisconsin Map (db m32313) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Tisch Mills — Black Earth Indian Village
For hundreds of years, the Potawatomi village of Ma-Kah-Da-We-Kah-Mich-Cock (Black Earth) was located on this spot. The people lived in huts made of bark. They raised crops of corn, beans, pumpkin and squash, and lived off abundant fish and game. . . . — Map (db m39476) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Town of Manitowoc Rapids — 478 — Collins Road Bridge Span
This bridge was originally one of five spans that carried Collins Road over the Manitowoc River in the Town of Rockland. Built in 1911, it was replaced in 2001 and moved to Pinecrest Historical Village. This span is preserved to illustrate the . . . — Map (db m48409) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Creeks — Ancient Buried ForestTwo Creeks Buried Forest State Natural Area
Located on a high, eroding bluff along Lake Michigan, Two Creeks is an ancient forest of pine, hemlock, and spruce that established about 12,000 years ago. During various glacial advances and retreats water, silt, and clay buried the forest and over . . . — Map (db m39271) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Civil War Memorial
Erected 1900 In memory of those who fought in defense of the Union 1861-1865 — Map (db m57254) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Galecki Building
Two Rivers Central Park Historic District Galecki Building This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1917 — Map (db m57613) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Grover/Smith Cabin
Built in 1929 by William A. Grover and John Volin. Restored in 2003 by Kevin Voysey and other volunteers with the cooperation of Point Beach State Forest supervisor, Guy Willman. Thanks from the Grover/Smith families to all who helped. — Map (db m38912) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Hamilton Community HouseTwo Rivers Central Park Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior 1931 — Map (db m57493) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Hamilton SchoolTwo Rivers Central Park Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1903 — Map (db m48445) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — 197 — Ice Cream Sundae
In 1881, George Hallauer asked Edward C. Berner, the owner of a soda fountain at 1404 – 15th Street, to top a dish of ice cream with chocolate sauce, hitherto used only for ice cream sodas. The concoction cost a nickel and soon became very . . . — Map (db m11772) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — 325 — Rawley Point Lighthouse
On this prominent point of land, a major threat to navigation on Lake Michigan's western shore, Rawley Point Lighthouse was erected in 1894 and is the only one of its kind on the Great Lakes. The tower is a reconstruction and enlargement of an old . . . — Map (db m57927) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Schooner Rouse SimmonsHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails
Type: Wooden schooner, three-masted Built: 1868, Allen McClelland and Company, Milwaukee Sank: November 23, 1912 Length: 124’ Beam: 27’ Cargo: Lumber, wood products, Christmas trees Depth of Wreckage: 165’ Lives lost: 16 Listed on . . . — Map (db m56033) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran ChurchTwo Rivers Central Park Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1889 — Map (db m48446) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — St. Luke Catholic Church
St. Luke Church Complex St. Luke Catholic Church This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1891 — Map (db m57608) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — St. Luke Convent
St. Luke Church Complex St. Luke Convent This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1903 — Map (db m57607) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — St. Luke Rectory
St. Luke Church Complex St. Luke Rectory This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1895 — Map (db m57609) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — St. Luke School
St. Luke Church Complex St. Luke School This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1909 — Map (db m57610) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Steamer ContinentalHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin's Maritime Trails
Type: Wooden bulk freighter Built: 1882, George Presley, Cleveland, Ohio Sank: December 13, 1904 Length: 245' Beam: 36' Cargo: Iron Ore Propulsion: Propeller Depth of Wreckage: 15' The wreck of the steam-powered bulk freighter . . . — Map (db m53709) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Steamer VernonHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails
Type: packet steamer Built: 1886, J.P. Smith, Chicago Sank: October 29, 1887 Lives lost: 40 to 50 Length: 177’ Beam: 26’ Cargo: passengers, pig iron, produce, fish, package freight, barrel staves Propulsion: steam screw (propeller) . . . — Map (db m68718) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Two Rivers' North Pier Lighthouse
Built in 1886 by a Mr. Boehmer of Manitowoc for the U.S. Lighthouse Service this lighthouse stood at the harbor entrance of Two Rivers for 89 years until it was replaced by an automated beacon. The original lamp was a 240 degree Fresnel lens lit by . . . — Map (db m39245) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Two Rivers Post Office
. . . — Map (db m57531) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Two Rivers War Memorial
World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War Dedicated in honor and loving memory of Army Spc. Shaun A. Novak Killed Aug. 27, 2006 Taji, Iraq Operation Iraqi Freedom — Map (db m57532) WM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Two Rivers — Washington House
Two Rivers Central Park Historic District Washington House This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1850 — Map (db m57612) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Valders — Site of Gjerpen Evangelical Lutheran Church
Site Gjerpen Evangelical Lutheran Church Founded 1850 Pastors H. A. Stub 1850 - 1852 J. A. Otteson 1852 - 1860 L. M. Biorn 1862 - 1872 A. O. Alfsen 1872 - 1917 A. O. White 1917 - 1930 E. A. Fretheim 1931 - 1940 Martin . . . — Map (db m11961) HM
Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Valders — 176 — Thorstein Veblen(1857 – 1929)
One of Wisconsin's most controversial figures, Thorstein Bunde Veblen, was born near here July 30, 1857. In 1865 the Veblen family moved to Minnesota where Thorstein graduated from college in 1880. He was a deep thinker, usually lonely and always in . . . — Map (db m11633) HM

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