Wisconsin Dells in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Leroy Gates - Dells' First River Guide
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Natural Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 43° 37.709′ N, 89° 46.629′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from Broadway near Eddy Street, on the left when traveling north. This marker is found on the Wisconsin Dells Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Railroads (here, next to this marker); The Wisconsin River (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kilbourn Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Wisconsin Dells (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology of the Wisconsin Dells (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Mitchell Steamboat Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ho-Chunk People (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bailey’s Eddy – Municipal Dock (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Dells.
More about this marker. The "Riverwalk" is a public path along a portion of the Wisconsin River. Eleven makers are found along this path. Road access to the path is only available at the beginning and end of the "Riverwalk."
Also see . . . Wisconsin Dells -- Streaming Through America. Long before kitsch and water parks ruled the region, visitors from around the world traveled to the Dells to marvel at the iconic sandstone formations... Word of this discovery spread quickly, attracting Leroy Gates, a lumber rafter with a notion that promotion would bring tourism to the river he loved, and earn him a buck or two to boot. In 1856, Gates offered the first guided boat tours of the Dells of Wisconsin, and made sure everyone knew it. (Submitted on September 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 5. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.