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Losey Memorial

Joseph W. Losey

 
 
Losey Memorial, Left Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
1. Losey Memorial, Left Marker
Inscription.  He found this cemetery neglected and desolate. He transformed it into a place of charm and beauty. He made the wilderness to blossom as the rose.

To commemorate the character and virtues of one who endeared himself to all by an unbroken record of private charities and unselfish public services, this memorial is erected by citizens of La Crosse.
 
Erected 1901 by the citizens of La Crosse.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public Work.
 
Location. 43° 49.098′ N, 91° 14.141′ W. Marker is in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Marker is on La Crosse Street (State Highway 16) 0.2 miles east of Lang Drive (State Highway 35), on the left when traveling east. Marker is at the entrance to Oak Grove Cemetery near Forest Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1407 La Crosse Street, La Crosse WI 54601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Myrick Park Mounds (approx. 0.6 miles away); Group of Indian Mounds
Losey Memorial, Right Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. Losey Memorial, Right Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Spence Park (approx. one mile away); Sidewheel Riverboat War Eagle (approx. one mile away); Red Cloud Park (approx. one mile away); La Crosse: "A Choice Town" (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Driftless Area of Wisconsin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Quarrying the Bluffs of La Crosse (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Crosse.
 
Also see . . .  About Oak Grove. "In 1872 a nonprofit citizens group acquired the 47-acre cemetery and incorporated as the “Oak Grove Cemetery Association of La Crosse” with the resolve to restore and improve the cemetery grounds. By the early 1880s, attorney and civic leader Joseph W. Losey was president of the cemetery board and actively involved in the beautification efforts." (Submitted on February 25, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. Losey Memorial Arch
 
Losey Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
3. Losey Memorial
National Register of Historic Places #02000598
Oak Grove Cemetery Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
4. Oak Grove Cemetery Sign
Nearby Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
5. Nearby Civil War Memorial
In memory of our deceased comrades 1861 – 1865
Erected by Wilson Colwell Post No. 38 G. A. R.

The La Crosse Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post No. 38 was founded on July 15, 1882, and named after fallen commander Wilson Colwell. Colwell, a La Crosse Civil War captain, led the Co. B of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry, also known as the Light Guards and later the Iron Brigade, from the organization of the group in 1861 until his death at the Battle of South Mountain, Virginia, in September of 1862.
—La Crosse Public Library Archives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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