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Marathon County Wisconsin – Historical Markers

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By Keith L, July 18, 2007
John Baptiste DuBay Marker
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Knowlton — John Baptiste DuBay1810 — 1887
Son of a Menominee Indian Princess • Son-in-Law of Chief Oshkosh • Treaty-Maker • Interpreter • Indian Trader • Firm Friend of White Men. — Map (db m1780) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Mosinee — 274 — First Workers' Compensation Law
The Wisconsin Workmen's Compensation Act of 1911 assured victims of work-relat­ed accidents or illnesses just compensation regardless of fault. With this law, enact­ed on May 3, 1911, Wisconsin became the first state to have a constitutional system . . . — Map (db m17859) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Mosinee — Joseph Dessert Library
This Property Joseph Dessert Library Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m76370) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Naugart — Pomeranian Settlement
In the 1850s, in the midst of Wisconsin's lumber boom, a large group of Germans helped settle Marathon Lincoln Counties. This unique group hailed from Pomerania, a former Prussian province in present-day northern Germany and Poland. Immigration . . . — Map (db m86955) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Naugart — 552 — Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County
In the 1850s, in the midst of Wisconsin's lumber boom, a large migration of Germans helped settle Marathon County. This group hailed from Pomerania, a former Prussian province in present-day northern Germany and Poland. Immigration continued for the . . . — Map (db m86951) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Poniatowski — Geological Marker

This spot in Section 14, in the Town of Rietbrock, Marathon County is the exact center of the northern half of the Western Hemisphere. It is here that the 90th meridian of longitude bisects the 45th parallel of latitude, meaning it is exactly . . . — Map (db m2507) HM

Wisconsin (Marathon County), Rothschild — Fallen Soldiers Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all the Military Veterans of our Country, the Men and Women who gave their time, often their lives, to preserve Our American Way of Life. To them we say, "Thank You!" — Map (db m42923) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Rothschild — 385 — Wisconsin's First Home-Built Flying Machine
On June 23, 1911, near this location, Wausau native John Schwister became a pio­neer of Wisconsin aviation. Research indicates that on this date Schwister flew the state's first home-built airplane capable of sustained, powered flight. Constructed . . . — Map (db m6056) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Ancient Ripples
Imagine this area over two billion years ago, covered by the waters of an ancient Precambrian sea. This ocean deposited sand on the sea floor, and these ripple marks on the rocks in front of you formed by wave action in the sand. Over time, the . . . — Map (db m16319) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Battle of the Bulge Monument
In Memory of Veterans Battle of the Bulge Triumph of Courage World War II Dec.16, 1944 – Jan. 25, 1945 This is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever . . . — Map (db m42768) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Big Bull Falls
On this site known as Big Bull Falls Wisconsin Pinery now the City of Wausau George Stevens pioneer lumberman established the first white settlement 1839 This tablet placed by Wausau Chapter Daughters of the . . . — Map (db m42558) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Big Bull Falls • Birthplace of Wausau
In the early 1800s, timber supplies were coming to an end in the eastern United States. The Westward Expansion—the settlement of the prairies and mountainous regions west of the Mississippi—was driving the hunger for more timber with . . . — Map (db m44309) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Business Boomed at Big Bull Falls
The earliest American settlers were drawn to Big Bull Falls for the timber business, but other businesses soon sprouted. Lumbermen and their families needed supplies and services. Soon after George Stevens built the first sawmill Wausau began to . . . — Map (db m44645) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Cutler Post Monument
F.C.L A Grateful Peoples Token of Remembrance 1886 Cutler Post. — Map (db m42686) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — 180 — First Teachers Training School in Wisconsin1899 • 1943
Rural Teacher Training needs became apparent in Marathon County before the turn of the century. John F. Lamont, Marathon County School Superintendent, investigat­ed the problem and urged Senator A. L. Kruetzer to introduce legislation in the 1887 . . . — Map (db m87007) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Historical Memorial Park
Resting eternally in this hallowed ground where you are now standing are the remains of original settlers; the pioneers, the woodsmen, and the rivermen from this area's earliest years as a center of the timber industry. An earlier cemetery in the . . . — Map (db m76667) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Monadnocks
Geologists have determined that Rib Mountain is more than 1.7 billion years old — one of the oldest rock formations on earth. In fact, three large quartzite hills, or monadnocks, are found here in the Wausau area. The largest monadnock, . . . — Map (db m16316) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Mountain View
Towering 1,940 feet above sea level, Rib Mountain is the third highest point in Wisconsin. From here, you can look out over the patchwork of homes, factories and farm land that covers the landscape. You may even see a hawk or turkey vulture . . . — Map (db m8466) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Pine Grove Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial
G.A.R. — Map (db m42885) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — 75 — Pioneer Rehabilitation CenterWisconsin Registered Landmark

In the First American National Bank building which once stood here, Employers Insurance of Wausau opened, on June 1, 1928, a facility for rehabilitating injured workers. It was the first center of its kind established by the insurance industry. . . . — Map (db m89816) HM

Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Rib Mountain State Park
The summit of this rock is the highest known point in the state –1940 feet above sea level– This land, forty acres in area, was presented to the commonwealth on January 26, 1923, by the estate of Jacob . . . — Map (db m8479) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Rib Mountain State Park
This park is located on the summit of Rib Mountain, one of the most prominent isolated hills in Wisconsin. Just as the stump covered field enables us to picture the forest that has long since been cut – so by the study of the old worn down . . . — Map (db m16367) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — The Federal Building
. . . — Map (db m89823) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — The Pineries
From the 1840's to 1920's, logging overshadowed all other industries in Wisconsin. The state's northern pine forests became "pineries," providing logs to meet the nation's increasing demand for building materials. Timber cut from these pineries . . . — Map (db m74237) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Third Marathon County Courthouse
These granite blocks were part of the third Marathon County Courthouse completed in May 1892, it stood on the block bounded by Third, Scott, Fourth and Jefferson Streets. This courthouse was razed in April, 1955. — Map (db m48178) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — To Charles E. Parker
For ourselves and for every person who has found pleasure, peace and kinship with nature in these lovely acres, these lands are inscribed by the Kiwanis Club of Wausau. Charles E. Parker was the prime mover in the acquisition of this land by . . . — Map (db m16313) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Wausau Water WorksServing Wausau since 1885
Clean drinking water has always been important, but in 1885, Wausau Water Works was built for a different reason — to supply water for fighting fires. 1885 was an especially bad fire year in Wausau. There were 23 alarm fires, including a . . . — Map (db m48064) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — Why is it called Big Bull Falls?
If you were a french voyageur in the 1600s or arrived with George Stevens in 1838, you would have heard and seen large rapids churning and bubbling here in front of you. Without dams, the river was much shallower than it is now. It swirled and . . . — Map (db m44343) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — World War I Guardian Angel Monument
"Erected by the people of Marathon County and Burns Post No. 388 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. in grateful appreciation of the noble sacrifices of those from this county who gave their lives in the World War 1917–1918" Ahart Joe . . . — Map (db m48149) HM

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