Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John and Lois Smith
and the heirs of
John and Sarah Buckstaff
Erected by the Smith School
Parents and Teachers Association 1933.
Erected 1933 by Smith School Parents and Teachers Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 44° 0.008′ N, 88° 32.56′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is on Oregon Street (Alternate U.S. 41) south of West 17th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1745 Oregon Street, Oshkosh WI 54902, 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. S. J. Wittman (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oshkosh Korean and Vietnam War Memorials (approx. ¾ mile away); Oshkosh World War II Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Oldest House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Webster Stanley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. Grand Opera House (approx. 1.2 miles away); John R. Morgan Residence / Irving-Church Historic District (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oshkosh.
More about this marker. The following is an excerpt from The [Oshkosh] Daily Northwestern July 21, 1933.
"At the special meeting of the Smith School Parent-Teacher association, held Thursday afternoon at the school, it was decided to erect a memorial marker on the school premises.
The marker will be known as the Smith-Buckstaff marker in tribute to the man whose name the school bears and who gave the property on which the school now stands, and in honor of another pioneer, whose heirs-at-law provided the property adjoining the original grounds, to be used as recreational space.
The marker will be placed at the boundary line of the two tracts of land....
The executive committee of the organization will confer with members of the Winnebago County Archeological and Historical society, which is cooperating in securing the marker."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.