Two Rivers in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ice Cream Sundae
One day a ten year old girl insisted she have a dish of ice cream "with that stuff on top," saying they could "pretend it was Sunday." After that, the confection was sold every day in many flavors. It lost its Sunday–only association, to be called ICE CREAM SUNDAE when a glassware salesman placed an order with his company for the long canoe–shaped dishes in which it was served, as "Sundae dishes."
Erected 1973 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 197.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 44° 8.939′ N, 87° 34.097′ W. Marker is in Two Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Two Rivers WI 54241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hamilton Community House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton School (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Rivers Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galecki Building (about 400 feet away); Washington House (about 400 feet away); St. Luke School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Two Rivers.
Also see . . . History of the Ice Cream Sundae. "Two cities lay claim to creating the original ice cream sundae... The biggest rivalry is between Two Rivers, Wisconsin and Ithaca, New York." (Submitted on September 25, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.