Wonewoc in Juneau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wonewoc WI 53968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lost District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Towns made from this? (approx. 0.6 miles away); Geology of the 400 Trail (approx. one mile away); Mt. Vernon Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); African American Settlers of Cheyenne Valley (approx. 6.3 miles away); Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy (approx. 6.4 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Ironton Mine (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wonewoc.
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1. Wonewoc, Wisconsin (Wikipedia). George and Lucinda Willard first settled the area in 1851. The town was incorporated as a village in 1878, and once the railroad was built village growth exploded. The population of the town was largely settled by Yankee colonists from New England, according to the 1860 census. When the railroad era ended Wonewoc’s growth halted. (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Local History from the Village of Wonewoc. (A collection of vintage Wonewoc photographs, including the old railroad depot where this marker stands today.) (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Theodore "Dode" Fisk. Born in Wonewoc in 1859, he got his start as a horse trainer. From an early age was also involved in music, organizing orchestras and making a name for himself as a square dance caller. Around 1900 he began exhibiting his trained horses at county fairs and within a few years had expanded to a full-fledged circus with a menagerie, big top, and 163 stops in Iowa, Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, Illinois, Kentucky and Mississippi. (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.