Eau Galle in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The real history of the village of Eau Galle began in 1838-39 when a sawmill was erected by Capt. George Wales and his partners Thomas Savage and Capt. Dix. Mr. William Carson and Henry Eaton became partners in the lumbering business and the town grew around what was known as the Carson and Rand Company.
Eau Galle received it's name from the Indians meaning "muddy waters."
This plaque was erected as a salute to the United States of America on its 200th birthday which was celebrated in Eau Galle on July 11, 1976.
The proceeds from the bicentennial celebration in Eau Galle went to erect this marker.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 41.682′ N, 92° 0.893′ W. Marker is in Eau Galle Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N401 County Road D, Eau Galle WI 54737, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunnville Sandstone (approx. 4.6 miles away); Caddie Woodlawn (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Pepin County Courthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away); Plum City: Early History (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bell Monument (approx. 13 miles away); Swedish Methodist Church (approx. 13.2 miles away); Gateway to the Historic Corridor (approx. 13.3 miles away); Historic Building (approx. 13.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Eau Galle, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 10, 2010.)
2. Historical Accounts. (Submitted on July 10, 2010.)
3. Naylor Vickers in North America. "The Sheffield, England, steel manufactory of Naylor, Vickers & Co. (later Vickers Sons & Co., but commonly referred to as simply "Naylor Vickers"), has long been known for the cast steel bells which it produced in the mid to late 19th century. With the coming of the Internet, gathering and sharing of information has accelerated, yielding the realization that many of the Naylor Vickers bells are in North America." (Submitted on July 10, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 10, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.