“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Portage County Wisconsin Historical Markers

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By Keith L, October 1, 2011
Almond Veterans Memorial
Wisconsin (Portage County), Almond — Almond Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m50518) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Amherst — Amherst Fire District
Original Fire Bell Established 1902 — Map (db m8274) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Amherst Junction — A Line in Time
Can a village live to tell the tale of two railroad lines and a depot? The railroads originated as a means to transport lumber to mills in the Stevens Point area. As times changed, farm products such as potatoes became the main . . . — Map (db m26147) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Junction City — 121 — Du Bay Trading Post
In 1834 John Baptiste Du Bay established a trading post on the Wisconsin River one mile east of here for the American Fur Company. His wife was Princess Madeline, daughter of Oshkosh, Chief of the Menominee Indians. According to tradition, Du Bay’s . . . — Map (db m1770) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Plover — American Legion War Monument
Wall Of Honor Proudly We Served [names] In Memory of Our War Dead Dedicated by American Legion Palash-Platt Post 543 1951 — Map (db m41866) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Plover — Korean WarJune 25, 1950 · July 27, 1953
. . . — Map (db m29837) WM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Plover — September 11th, 2001
"Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his fellow man" This is a remnant of an iron girder from the World Trade Center in New York City. It is enshrined here in remembrance of those who gave the complete and final measure . . . — Map (db m47769) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Rosholt — Rosholt
This site marks the beginning of the village of Rosholt. In 1867, Jens Rasmussen, who came from Lolland, Denmark, purchased land and improved a beaver dam here to furnish power for a grist mill. In 1885 the dam was acquired by John Gilbert Rosholt . . . — Map (db m33000) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Rosholt — Rosholt Saw Mill
Site of last Rosholt saw mill Land given to Rosholt Fair Assn by Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Rustad — Map (db m33041) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Rosholt — Rosholt War Memorial
In Memoriam World War II Luther J. Bestul Leonard L. Dahlen Onufry Dzwonkoski Emory J. Nelson Nick C. Ostrowski Korea Joseph S. Berna David E. Halverson Ernest M. Kaminski The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men . . . — Map (db m33083) WM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge
Parachutes • Air Assault Gliders • Glider Pilots Airborne Forces Memorial To Their Perpetual Honor Presented By The Citizens Of Wisconsin and The Badger State Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association . . . — Map (db m51431) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Buttons from the River
The residents of Stevens Point depended on the Wisconsin River not only to transport logs, but also to provide clam shells for the button industry. The clammers found an abundance of quality shells in the river to support a commercial venture. In . . . — Map (db m5466) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Casimir Pulaski
Born in Poland 1747 organizer of the American cavalry during the Revolutionary War. Erected in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his death 1779, at Savannah, GA. — Map (db m29661) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — 49 — First Public Building
Here, for 110 years, stood District School No. 2, the oldest public building in Stevens Point. Completed in 1850, its appearance reflecting its New England heritage, it served the pioneer community as school, recreation, and civic center, and . . . — Map (db m20969) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — 81 — Jordan Dam and Power Plant
About 1840, near this site, Bloomer & Harper built one of the important early sawmills in northern Wisconsin. It was long known as McGreer's Mill, named for an early owner. By 1890, over 700 million feet of lumber, much of it sawed here, was floated . . . — Map (db m20745) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Portage County Civil War Memorial
1861–1865 Portage County to her heroes who fought and her martyrs who fell that the Republic might live. — Map (db m29364) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Public Square
The first land entry affecting Stevens Point after the Indian treaty of 1836 was made by Andrew Mullarkey in 1844. This land was purchased by Mathias Mitchell who in 1847 platted four streets and the Public Square. A Liberty Pole with homemade flag . . . — Map (db m20928) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Saint Peter Church War Memorial
In Loving Memory Of Those Who Gave Their Lives World War I Benjamin J. Brill · Peter P. Kulas · Frank Novak · Frank E. Printz · Walter F. Winecke · Frank M. Zylka World War II John Bartkowiak · Felix Blavat · Eugene . . . — Map (db m41815) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — St. Stanislaus Church World War II Memorial
"These Made The Supreme Sacrifice" Bekowski, Andrew Cisewski, Leonard Domack, Eugene Drifka, Raphae Glodowski, Chester Koltz, Benedict Mayek, John Maziarka, Edward Peskie, Frank Shafranski, William Vaughan, Rolyn . . . — Map (db m41836) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — 85 — Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries
This plaque commemorates the pioneers who established Stevens Point during the 1840’s, 50’s and 60’s. Community life centered here at the foot of Main Street where supplies were transshipped from wagon to boat for the trip north to lumber camps. . . . — Map (db m1038) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — The Boy with the Leaking BootA Tragic History
One of an estimated twenty-four such statues in the world, this Boy with the Leaking Boot is thought to have been purchased in 1895 as part of an improvement project for Stevens Point's Public Square. The Boy design may have originated in Italy (or . . . — Map (db m26412) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — 418 — The Historic Southside Railroad Complex of Stevens Point
Once the rail hub of central Wisconsin, Stevens Point’s Historic Southside Railroad Complex still contains buildings, engines and tracks that evoke the time when the railroad was the dominant means of transportation in the country. The first train . . . — Map (db m1033) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Veterans World War I MemorialHonor Roll — 1917 · 1918
In memory of those from this community who answered their country's call. Martin Adam · Frank Adams, Jr. · Romulus Berens · Anastazia Blaskoske · Raymond Borgen · Benjamin Brill · Darrell D. Burtis · Reynold Chapman · George H. Chase · Max . . . — Map (db m36957) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Whiting — Whiting Village
A sawmill was built here in 1852 by Luther Hanchett and Amos Courtwright. It was purchased in 1864 by Alexander and Thomas McDill who later added a grist mill. The site was occupied after 1902 by Wisconsin Graphite Company and from 1916 to 1951 by . . . — Map (db m20924) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Wisconsin Rapids — 323 — Wisconsin’s Greater Prairie Chicken(Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus)
These open grasslands in the Buena Vista Marsh, Portage County, were one of the last remaining strongholds of the Greater Prairie Chicken in Wisconsin. Once abun­dant in the state, this impressive bird nearly disappeared when its grassland habitat . . . — Map (db m1151) HM

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