“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Ellison Bay in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Clearing

The Clearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fitzie Heimdahl, November 24, 2020
1. The Clearing Marker
Inscription.  The Clearing is a not-for-profit school for adults, offering classes in the arts, humanities and natural sciences. It was founded by Jens Jensen, renowned landscape architect and conservationist. Born in Denmark in 1860, Jensen immigrated to the United States in 1884 and eventually settled in Chicago. He started The Clearing on land he began acquiring in 1919 and modeled it after the Danish folk schools. When Jensen died in 1951, leadership passed to his longtime assistant Mertha Fulkerson. In 1953, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau agreed to sponsor The Clearing. Mertha remained as manager through 1969. Farm Bureau support ended in 1988, and The Clearing board of Directors assumed management.
Erected 2020 by The Clearing Folk School. (Marker Number 590.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArts, Letters, MusicEducationEnvironment.
Location. 45° 15.713′ N, 87° 4.256′ W. Marker is in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is on Garrett
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Bay Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay WI 54210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ellison Bay (approx. 1.3 miles away); Niagara Escarpment (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Skipper (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rudder from the "City of Glasgow" (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Hotz Estate (approx. 4 miles away); Pilot Island Site (approx. 5 miles away); Nature of Sister Bay (approx. 5.7 miles away); Village of Sister Bay (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellison Bay.
Also see . . .  History of The Clearing from their website. (Submitted on December 29, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 316 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2021, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Photo   1. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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