Reedsburg in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Clare Briggs, Cartoonist
Briggs became one of our nation's best known cartoonists, often using local scenes and names in his popular series entitled “When a Feller Needs a Friend,” "The Old Swimming Hole," and "Skin-nay." His cartoons appeared in newspapers throughout the country.
Briggs died on 3 January 1930 in New York City.
More information on Briggs can be obtained from the Reedsburg Area Historical Society and the Reedsburg Public Library.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1930.
Location. 43° 32.286′ N, 90° 0.743′ W. Marker is in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker can be reached from North Webb Avenue near Fourth Street. Marker is in Webb Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reedsburg WI 53959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Babb's Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Attempted Native American Deportation and RelocationClare A. Briggs – Cartoonist (approx. 4.2 miles away); Van Hise Rock (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Van Hise Rock (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Ironton Mine (approx. 6˝ miles away); Mid–Continent Railway Historical Society (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reedsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Clare Briggs. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 26, 2010.)
2. Clare Briggs Photo Gallery. (Submitted on July 26, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.