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Wisconsin (Pierce County), Ellsworth — Veterans Memorial
[center panel] June 24, 1989 Dedicated to those from Pierce County who gave their lives in service to their country. Given by Bob and Evelyn Young, Ellsworth Class of 1939, Pierce County Posts, Chapters and Auxiliaries. American Legion Bay City 357 Plum City 365 Ellsworth 204 Prescott 61 Elmwood 207 River Falls 121 Maiden Rock 158 Spring Valley 223 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ellsworth 3655 . . . — Map (db m36321) HM
Wisconsin (Pierce County), Hager City — 258 — "Bow and Arrow"
The rock outline you see on the distant bluff is an archeological curiosity. Jacob V. Brower, a Minnesota archeologist, observed this formation in 1902 and interpreted it as a bow and arrow. In 1903 he wrote, "Some of the stones representing the bowstring are displaced. The intention seems to have been to represent a bow and arrow drawn to shoot toward Lake Pepin." Modern archeologists think the boulders may form a bird effigy, but no one has reached a definite conclusion. Although it is an . . . — Map (db m9943) HM
Wisconsin (Pierce County), Lund — Swedish Methodist Church
The restoration of this church and cemetery is in memory of the early pioneers who brought with them their Christian faith upon which they built their homes and communities. Established 1872 Dedicated to early pioneers This Swedish Methodist Church was built in 1872 by Swedish pioneers on an acre of land deeded by Anders and Carolina Johnson, Swedish immigrants from the province of Varmland, Sweden. The Methodist Church was on the Lund Circuit of the Northern Swedish Mission . . . — Map (db m39752) HM
Wisconsin (Pierce County), Maiden Rock — 35 — Lake Pepin
This beautiful lake is twenty-two miles long, varies in width from one to two and a half miles, and covers about thirty-eight square miles. It was caused by the delta of the Chippewa spreading across the gorge of the Mississippi at the southeastern end of the lake. Because of its steeper grade, the smaller Chippewa was able to bring in more glacial debris than the Mississippi could carry away. This delta provided a natural dam and as the water was backed up, Lake Pepin was formed. State Highway . . . — Map (db m10026) HM
Wisconsin (Pierce County), Plum City — 356 — Plum City: Early History
French traders and Native Americans traveled these rich hunting grounds over 300 years ago. When European settlement began in this area about 150 years later, many settlers followed the old St. Antoine Trail east from the Mississippi River to this location. Here, at the juncture of the trail and Plum Creek, speculator Frank Moser acquired and had surveyed forty acres of land in 1857. With great hopes for future development and inspired by the profusion of plum trees in the area, he named the . . . — Map (db m48727) HM
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