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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230

 
 
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By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 Marker
Inscription.  The Wolf-Olson VFW Post took its name to commemorate two Sheboygan veterans, Lt. August Wolf (WWI) and Lt. Herman Olson (Spanish-American War). Upon its creation on August 2, 1924, membership was comprised of veterans from these two wars, but today the Post welcomes all veterans.

Since its creation, the Post has been devoted to community service. From 1924 until 1986, the Post organized junior and adult Drum and Bugle teams. In the 1940s the Post established a youth camp. Over the years, the Post has sponsored softball and little league teams, baton twirlers, a Cub Pack, and a Boy Scout Troop. In the 1960s it co-sponsored the famous Buccaneer's Color Guard and Drumline.

The Ladies' Auxiliary has supported Post activities since 1925. The Wolf-Olson Post has occupied this site, formerly Southwest Home for Funerals, since 1940.
 
Erected 2008 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 523.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
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By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 Marker
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Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 43° 43.928′ N, 87° 43.176′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue and South 12th Street on Union Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1138 Union Avenue, Sheboygan WI 53081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 1.3 miles away); Seils–Sterling Circus (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fiery Passage (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Home Fleet (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bustling Shipyards (approx. 1.8 miles away); Heroic Seamen (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sheboygan Indian Mound Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Phoenix Tragedy (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheboygan.
 
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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