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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Muskego in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Park Arthur

Park Arthur Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Linda Hansen, March 18, 2017
1. Park Arthur Marker
Inscription.  This city park is named in honor of Arthur Henry Thiesenhusen (1898-1990) by his wife Myrtle. He farmed this land until his retirement in 1966. Arthur was the son of William Johann and Henricka "Ricka' (Garbe) Thiesenhusen - both early immigrants to Waukesha County. The Thiesenhusens were from Rosenow, Mecklenburg, Germany and arrived in 1853. They established their latest dairy farm on the north side of College Avenue in 1880, adding this land in Muskego in 1911. Arthur built a colonial style home on his land in 1934 as a gift to his new bride Myrtle Honeyager, and raised four sons who attended Muskego schools. The southernmost portion of this park was once part of the Ralph Martin family farm. The city of Muskego purchased the land in 1997 and opened the park to the public in 2013.
Erected 2013 by The Arthur H. Thiesenhusen Family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 55.666′ N, 88° 8.069′ W. Marker is in Muskego, Wisconsin
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, in Waukesha County. Marker can be reached from Between College Avenue and Martin Drive. The marker is in Park Arthur at the park shelter building with entrances from both Martin and College Avenues. Across from Peace Lutheran Church on College Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muskego WI 53150, 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. Linnie Lac (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Do I Smell Pizza-Burgers?" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cheney-Faulkner Cooper Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Muskego Beach Amusement Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Janesville Plank Road Tollgate (approx. 1˝ miles away); Childhood Home of Wisconsin Governor Julius P. Heil (1876-1949) (approx. 1˝ miles away); Historic Muskego Centre Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskego.
Additional keywords. Dairy farm, Muskego, Arthur H. Thiesenhusen
Park Arthur Shelter image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Linda Hansen, March 18, 2017
2. Park Arthur Shelter
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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