Weston in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Over the Hills and through the Woods...
Snowmobiling is a very popular winter activity for many outdoor enthusiasts. The Mountain-Bay State Trail is a major link in the more than 22,000 miles of Wisconsin snowmobile trails. Snowmobiles can travel over 70 miles from Weston to Pulaski on the Mountain-Bay State Trail.
Did you know the snowmobile was invented in Wisconsin?
Back in 1924, Carl Eliason from Sayner, Wisconsin, invented the "motor toboggan," which is widely accepted as the first snowmobile ever built.
Snowmobiling allows a variety of individuals, young and old alike, to explore the Wisconsin outdoors in the winter, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Carl Eliason and his "motor toboggan."
Erected by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Park System, Friends of the Mountain-Bay Trail, Marathon County Snowmobile Council, Marathon County Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 44° 54.301′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5902 Schofield Avenue, Schofield WI 54476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Mountain-Bay State Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Callon was once humming with activity (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wisconsin's First Home-Built Flying Machine (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fallen Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Pine Grove Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Historical Memorial Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cutler Post Monument (approx. 5.2 miles away); World War I Guardian Angel Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Also see . . . Carl Eliason. Brief biography of Carl Eliason on the Snowmobile Hall of Fame website. (Submitted on September 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.