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Beaver Dam in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frederick Douglass

 
 
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By Keith L, September 27, 2009
1. Frederick Douglass Marker
Inscription.  Frederick Douglass was a former runaway slave who was a leading orator and author of the abolitionist movement. He is regarded as one of the most influential Americans of the nineteenth century. On October 20, 1856, Douglass came to Beaver Dam and spoke to a large audience about the brutality and immorality of slavery. His speech was also intended to generate support for the abolitionist movement in Dodge County and Wisconsin.
 
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 458.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 27.383′ N, 88° 50.402′ W. Marker is in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker is on Front Street (Business U.S. 151) west of North Center Street (State Highway 33), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Front Street, Beaver Dam WI 53916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Frederick Douglass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2009
2. Frederick Douglass Marker
are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wayland Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emerson P. Hawley '91 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Adrian Joss '98 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dodge County Memorial Park (approx. 5.8 miles away); Bernard R. "Bunny" Berigan (approx. 7.8 miles away); Adrian "Addie" Joss (approx. 7.9 miles away); Lowell Women Firefighters (approx. 8.1 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaver Dam.
 
Also see . . .  Frederick Douglass. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 4, 2009.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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