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Wisconsin Dells in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Henry Hamilton Bennett

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 6, 2020
1. Henry Hamilton Bennett Marker
Inscription.  Arriving in the developing Kilbourn City as a teenager in 1857, Henry Hamilton Bennett began work as a carpenter. After suffering a hand injury during the Civil War, he chose a new career and opened a photography studio that still stands on Broadway today. His three-dimensional stereoscopes of the beautiful Dells landscape quickly gained nationwide acclaim and drew visitors. Bennett's desire to advance his field helped seal his legacy. Looking for a way to capture moving images, developed a instant-shutter camera. Proving that his "snapper" worked, Bennet captured a shot of his son Ashley leaping the chasm at Stand Rock. This stop-action photo and his beautiful landscapes forever celebrate Bennett as the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEnvironment.
 
Location. 43° 37.795′ N, 89° 46.523′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from River Road near Wisconsin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wisconsin Dells WI 53965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 6, 2020
2. Henry Hamilton Bennett Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kilbourn City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George H. Crandall (about 300 feet away); The Ho-Chunk People (about 400 feet away); The Kilbourn Dam (about 500 feet away); The Wisconsin River (about 600 feet away); River Excursions (about 700 feet away); The Railroads (about 700 feet away); Natural Ingenuity (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Dells.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the "Riverwalk." 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 . . .  HH.H. Bennett - Image Gallery Essay - Wisconsin Historical Society. During a career that lasted from 1865 to 1908, H.H. Bennett photographed the rugged landscape of his beloved Wisconsin Dells and became one of the premier landscape photographers of the era. He captured the Wisconsin River, its rock formations, tourist visitors, lumber rafters, Ho-Chunk residents, steamboats and much more. (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
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3. Henry Hamilton Bennett
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4. Wisconsin Dells by H.H. Bennett
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Nov. 29, 2020