Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Memory of Old Abe
1861 • 1881
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.
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 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 . . . Wisconsin Historical Society. History and photo of Old Abe, the mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. (Submitted on November 20, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.