Menomonie in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials
In 1904 the company transferred ownership to lot owners, who formed the Cemetery Association. Evergreen became an island when planners raised Lake Menomin for a new dam in 1955. The City built a causeway the next year. Evergreen Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Contributors include: GMACF, Menomonie Patriotic Council, Menomonie Rotary Club, Olson Funeral Home, Schendel Family, Talen Trust, Thurin Family, & VFW Auxiliary.
The many familiar local names reflect the predominant Norwegian and German heritage of the area. Burial records list illnesses and causes of death common between the 1870s and 1900s. About one-third of those buried here died as children, reflecting the high infant mortality and childhood disease rates of that period. Records reveal suicides, murders and mysterious deaths. Many died of epidemic diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid, diphtheria and influenza, but only a few died of old age.
Wisconsin Historical Society
Erected 2009 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 526.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 53.324′ N, 91° 54.53′ W. Marker is in Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn County. Marker can be reached from North 5th Avenue / Evergreen Cemetery Road, 0.6 miles north of Northeast 13th Street and Shorewood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located at the east side of Evergreen Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Menomonie WI 54751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Stephen Tainter (about 600 feet away, Stori House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chippewa Valley White Pine (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Honor of Company H (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mabel Tainter Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fine Meadows (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dunn County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wisconsin's Oak Savanna (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menomonie.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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