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Muskego in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Muskego

(mus-kee-guac, Sunfish)

 
 
Muskego Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, August 10, 2010
1. Muskego Marker
Inscription.  Muskego was a long-time home to Potowatomie people. Luther Parker, first white settler and past-president of “Indian Stream Republic”, New Hampshire, the only independent country in U.S. borders, came in 1836. Once included New Berlin, Waukesha, and Vernon Townships. Five ethnic groups, each with a post office and center, settled within present Muskego borders (see map). Cholera nearly destroyed the Norwegians in 1851. The City of Muskego incorporated in 1964. Three lakes cover 22% of its surface.
 
Erected 1972 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-02.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 53.737′ N, 88° 8.518′ W. Marker was in Muskego, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker could be reached from Racine Avenue (County Road Y) west of Pioneer Drive. Marker located in the parking lot of City
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Hall. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: S8200 Racine Ave, Muskego WI 53150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Old Muskego Town Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Devil's Teapot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Muskego Centre Park (approx. half a mile away); Janesville Plank Road Tollgate (approx. 0.8 miles away); Muskego Beach Amusement Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Do I Smell Pizza-Burgers?" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Park Arthur (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskego.
 
Muskego Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, August 10, 2010
2. Muskego Marker
Close up of inset showing different communities of Muskego.
Muskego Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, August 10, 2010
3. Muskego Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2021, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Verification photo that marker is missing with photo of former location in relation to building. • Can you help?

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