Near Wausau in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
To Charles E. Parker
Charles E. Parker was the prime mover in the acquisition of this land by the Kiwanis Club of Wausau in 1920, and of its ultimate dedication to the enjoyment of all who love beauty.
As fellow-Kiwanians in the club of which he was a principal founder and first president, we ask you, wayfarer, to join us in a tribute of honor, friendship and respect. Charles E. Parker deserves all of these from all of us.
Erected 1966 by the Kiwanis Club of Wausau.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Natural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
Location. 44° 55.242′ N, 89° 41.67′ W. Marker is near Wausau, Wisconsin, in Marathon County. Marker can be reached from Park Road west of County Highway N. Marker is in Rib Mountain State Park (fee area). The plaque is mounted on the highest quartzite knob east of the observation Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Park Road, Wausau WI 54401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rib Mountain State Park (a few steps from this marker); Ancient Ripples (a few steps from this marker); Monadnocks (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rib Mountain State Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain View (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pineries (approx. half a mile away); First Teachers Training School in Wisconsin (approx. 3.6 miles away); Historical Memorial Park (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wausau.
Also see . . . History of Rib Mountain State Park. "The Wausau Kiwanis Club recognized the mountain's recreational potential." (Submitted on February 22, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 875 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on January 10, 2015, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.