Wisconsin Rapids in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Myron "Grim" Natwick
August 16, 1890 — October 7, 1990
A 1910 graduate of local Lincoln High School, Natwick created the first logo for the yearbook, Ahdawagam, and provided art work for Consolidated News, a paper company publication. For several early years, his major income came from illustrating sheet music covers, including "St. Louis Blues" and other works by W.C. Handy.
Lyon Park, on the west side of Wisconsin Rapids, is named for Natwick's maternal grandfather, Reuben Lyon, last mayor of Centralia, now Wisconsin Rapids. His paternal grandfather, Ole Natwick, arrived in 1852 and operated a sawmill in the area. Grim's parents, James and Henrietta (Lyon) Natwick owned a furniture
Located at 540 Third Street South, behind this marker, the South Wood County Historical Museum is home to an extensive Grim Natwick exhibit.
Wisconsin Historical Society
Erected 2010 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 533.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 44° 23.284′ N, 89° 49.747′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker is on 2nd Street South, south of Locust Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is behind the South Wood County Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 540 Third Street South, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494, 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. Winnebago Indians (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corenso North America (approx. 0.3 miles away); “The Iron Horse in Grand Rapids” Grand Rapids of the Wisconsin River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wood County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Elizabeth Daly House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Byron Robinson (approx. 1.3 miles away); V. F. W. Post 2534 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Rapids.
Also see . . .
1. The Internet Movie Database. Grim Natwick. (Submitted on August 12, 2010.)
2. Grim Natwick. Wikipedia entry. Born: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; Died: Los Angeles, California. (Submitted on August 12, 2010.)
3. South Wood County Historical Museum. Betty Boop. (Submitted on August 12, 2010.)
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