“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Brandon in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Raube Road Site

The Raube Road Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2009
1. The Raube Road Site Marker
Inscription.  The Raube Road Site is one of Wisconsin's few remaining intact Old Military Road segments from the state's territorial period. Located on farmland purchased by Albert and Martha Raube in 1911, this 123-foot-long Military Road segment was part of the first constructed roadway to cross Wisconsin. Originally planned as an army supply and communication route between Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, Fort Winnebago at Portage and Fort Howard at Green Bay, the 234-mile-long road was surveyed and built between 1832 and 1837. Fort Winnebago troops construct­ed the Poynette to Fond du Lac River section using oxen and hand tools during the summer of 1835. The road's marshy areas were filled with bundles of brush, tree limbs and stone while smaller streams were bridged with large logs. Preserved by the Raube family, "The Old Road" was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 370.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military
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By Keith L, September 27, 2009
2. The Raube Road Site
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Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 43° 43.777′ N, 88° 43.828′ W. Marker is near Brandon, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker can be reached from County Highway TC 2.2 miles east of State Highway 49, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: W11413 County Highway TC, Brandon WI 53919, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sisson’s Peony Gardens (approx. 6.2 miles away); Clarence Addison Shaler (approx. 6.3 miles away); The End of the Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 6.7 miles away); Auto Race (approx. 7.1 miles away); Horicon Marsh (approx. 7.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Ripon (approx. 9.4 miles away); 401 Watson Street (approx. 9˝ miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional markers on and about the Wisconsin Military Road.
Also see . . .  Military Roads. "During Wisconsin's territorial period, the federal government found it expedient to develop a system of military roads to transport supplies and mail between
The Raube Road / Old Military Road image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2009
3. The Raube Road / Old Military Road
Structure #92000589
forts established for frontier defense. The first military road in Wisconsin was built between 1835-1838 by garrisons stationed at Fort Howard (Green Bay), Fort Winnebago (Portage), and Fort Crawford (Prairie du Chien) to link the forts." (Submitted on October 8, 2009.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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