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Lake Geneva in Walworth County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Old Mill Race

 
 
The Old Mill Race Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 28, 2020
1. The Old Mill Race Marker
Inscription.  In 1837 early settlers in the Village of Geneva constructed this Mill Race to harness the power of the White River, the only outlet from Geneva Lake. Soon flour mills saw mills and factories were constructed and in 1897 electricity was generated by the Lake Geneva Water & Light Co. in what is now the Geneva Lake Museum of History. The confluence of water and the railroad made this location the hub of commercial development in early Lake Geneva.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 42° 35.497′ N, 88° 25.911′ W. Marker is in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, in Walworth County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 50) and Mill Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Geneva WI 53147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andy Gump (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maple Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wisconsin's First 4-H Club (approx. 3½ miles away); The 755th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
The Old Mill Race Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 28, 2020
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(approx. 5.8 miles away); The Webster House (approx. 7.8 miles away); First Swedish Settlers in Wisconsin (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mormons in Early Wisconsin (approx. 10.1 miles away); Welcome to Illinois (approx. 10.3 miles away in Illinois). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Geneva.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Sep. 28, 2022