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West Allis in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Meadowmere

 
 
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By Paul F, February 6, 2009
1. Meadowmere Marker
Inscription.  This tract of land was once a part of the estate on which General William (Billy) Mitchell (1879-1936) lived as a boy. His fearless and inquisitive personality as a youth carried over into his military career when he spoke out against overwhelming odds for an adequate air force. After commanding U.S. air forces in France during World War I, he emerged as the nation’s pioneer advocate of air power. He did not live to see the wisdom of his foresight, but all America now honors his great courage, heroism, and keen sense of judgment on the future of air power. This marker is erected to the memory of this great air pioneer by the West Allis Rotary Club.
 
Erected 1955. (Marker Number 41.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 0.061′ N, 87° 59.018′ W. Marker is in West Allis, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on S 57th St, W Hayes, W Fillmore
Meadowmere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, February 6, 2009
2. Meadowmere Marker
, on the right when traveling east. Located in the triangle park between S 57th, W Hayes, and W Fillmore. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53219, 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. Memorial Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wadhams Gas Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); National Soldiers Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Erastus B. Wolcott, M.D (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Volunteer-'98 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (approx. 1.7 miles away); National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Honey Creek School Site (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Allis.
 
Meadowmere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 1, 2010
3. Meadowmere Marker
Meadowmere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 1, 2010
4. Meadowmere Marker
Meadowmere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 1, 2010
5. Meadowmere Marker
(Back side of official marker.) "This tract of land was once a part of the Estate on which General Billy Mitchell, (1879-1936), lived as a boy. His fearless and inquisitive personality as a youth carried over into his military career when he spoke out against overwhelming odds for an adequate Air Force."
Meadowmere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 1, 2010
6. Meadowmere Marker
Back side of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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