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Major Elbert Dickason / Dickason's "Hotel"

 
 
Major Elbert Dickason Marker <i>[west side]</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 27, 2009
1. Major Elbert Dickason Marker [west side]
Inscription.  
Major Elbert Dickason
Major Elbert Dickason founder of Wyocena, was born in Virginia in 1799. He moved to Illinois where he joined their militia during the Black Hawk War. Representing a Milwaukee land investor, he founded Columbus in 1839. When his ventures failed in 1843, he moved with his wife Obedience and family to Wyocena. He purchased land for $1.25 per acre, built a cabin, and surveyed, platted, and named the future settlement.
Erected 2000

Dickason's "Hotel"
Major Elbert Dickason's log cabin became a refuge for many land buyers who flocked to this area in the 1840s. In 1846, Dickason began construction of a two-story frame hotel to accommodate the buyers. Unfortunately, Dickason died in 1848, before the hotel was completed and his relatives finished the structure. Eventually, the hotel was sold to Columbia County as the county's first home for the mentally impaired and the poor. The building served in this capacity for over 100 years.
Erected 2000
 
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 43° 29.829′ N, 89° 18.502′ W. Marker is in Wyocena, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on Lovers Lane east of North Washington Street (Wisconsin Highway 22), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Village Park, northeast of the State Highway 22 Duck Creek bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Lovers Lane, Wyocena WI 53969, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dickason Park / Toppe Field (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia County Asylum Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wyona Park / Rifle Pit Legend (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Pardeeville / Belmont Hotel (approx. 2.8 miles away); Angie Williams Cox Public Library (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pardeeville World War I Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Samuel & Chloe Leonard Doud (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyocena.
 
Also see . . .  History of Columbia County.
Dickason's "Hotel" Marker <i>[east side]</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 27, 2009
2. Dickason's "Hotel" Marker [east side]
(Submitted on September 29, 2009.)
 
Major Elbert Dickason / Dickason's "Hotel" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 27, 2009
3. Major Elbert Dickason / Dickason's "Hotel" Marker
Major Elbert Dickason / Dickason's "Hotel" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 27, 2009
4. Major Elbert Dickason / Dickason's "Hotel" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,751 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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