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Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of Old Abe

1861 • 1881

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
1. In Memory of Old Abe Marker
Inscription.  The soldier bird who was captured in Chippewa County by Chief Sky and taken to Eau Claire by Daniel McCann of Eagle Point. With Company "C" of the Eighth Wisconsin Regiment, he participated in twenty-five battles of the Civil War and was afterwards presented to the State of Wisconsin.

Erected by the Chippewa County Federation of Women's Clubs in the year 1927.

Donated in memory of Juanita E. (McCann) Cutsforth granddaughter of Dan McCann of "Old Abe" fame and her husband Vallie D. Cutsforth.
 
Erected 1927 by the Chippewa County Federation of Women's Clubs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 44° 56.889′ N, 91° 24.047′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is at the intersection of Wolfe Drive and Irvine Park Drive on Wolfe Drive. Marker is in Irvine Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Irvine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irvine Park Drive Bridge (about
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By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
2. In Memory of Old Abe Marker
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400 feet away); The Chippewa Valley Electric Railway Co. (about 800 feet away); Northern Wisconsin State Fair (approx. ¼ mile away); The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ronald P. Anders (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Norwegian Log Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sunny Valley School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Old Abe. "Atlas Obscura" entry. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
3. Left Cannon
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4. Right Cannon
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By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
5. Tablet behind Marker
Dwight D. Eisenhower Ash Freedom Tree planted on Armed Forces Day May 18, 2002 by Chippewa VFW Post 1038 and Ladies Auxiliary in honor of all who served in the United States Military.
Nearby Foot Bridge image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
6. Nearby Foot Bridge
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By K. Linzmeier, October 28, 2010
7. Information Panel at Foot Bridge
Original foot bridge - circa 1910
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 968 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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