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Cuba City in Grant County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

City of Presidents — Presidential Shields

 
 
City of Presidents — Presidential Shields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
1. City of Presidents — Presidential Shields Marker
Inscription.  1975-2008. Originally Cuba City was known for its "Parade of Presidents". This was in reference to a bicentennial community project commemorating our nation's 200th birthday in the year 1976. This project is registered with the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration in Washington, DC and is one of the few remaining Bicentennial projects. The idea of a "Parade of Presidents" came in a dream from elementary principal, Joe Goeman. Each colorful red, white and blue shield includes the U.S. President's name, silhouette, term in office and state. The original shields were cut out, designed and assembled by Cuba City High School Art and Math classes with the direction of the Cuba City Lions Club. The junior high and high school students, school maintenance, Cuba City Lioness, VFW, City Workers and many other students and individuals worked together to make this a memorable landmark for years to come. On October 17, 1993 a proclamation from Cuba City Common Council was read, by then Mayor Richard E. Davis, officially proclaiming Cuba City's new motto as "The City of Presidents". Each shield is accented by U.S. flags from Memorial Day through
City of Presidents — Presidential Shields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
2. City of Presidents — Presidential Shields Marker
Veteran's Day. The City of Presidents committee with generous support of Cuba City, organizations, business and individuals have updated the original shields made of plywood many times. In 1989 with a durable plastic and then in 2014 with Alupanel aluminum on the front and back with PVC plastic inside. The Presidential Shields, U.S. flags on Main Street, Veterans Memorial Park and the Presidential Northern Railway Caboose Court Yard are some of the areas maintained by The City of Presidents Committee. More information about City of Presidents history, projects and donations can be found at: https://cfsw.org/funds/cuba-city-city-of-presidents-endowment-fund/
 
Erected by City of Presidents Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsParks & Recreational AreasPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
 
Location. 42° 36.304′ N, 90° 25.859′ W. Marker is in Cuba City, Wisconsin, in Grant County. Marker is on South Main Street (State Road 80) south of West Webster Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the Presidential
City of Presidents — Presidential Shields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
3. City of Presidents — Presidential Shields Marker
Courtyard caboose exhibit. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Main Street, Cuba City WI 53807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Whistle Post (here, next to this marker); The Chimes of Time (here, next to this marker); The Speeder Car w/Tools (within shouting distance of this marker); Baggage / Milk Cart (within shouting distance of this marker); Tools of the Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Milk Trains (within shouting distance of this marker); Semaphore Signal (Traffic Signal) (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Samuel Mazzuchelli (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuba City.
 
Also see . . .  Cuba City — City of Presidents Endowment Fund. The Cuba City — City of Presidents Endowment Fund will provide permanent, long-term support for this distinction, in addition to other admirable projects such as water tower lettering, the Veterans Memorial, the Presidential Courtyard and the Main Street Shields and U.S. Flags. (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Presidential Northern Railway Caboose Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
4. Presidential Northern Railway Caboose Courtyard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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