Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
October 28, 1851 – December 26, 1927
William Irvine also held executive positions in the field of railroading, lumber, insurance and banking in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He married Miss Adelaide Beardsley on October 8, 1873 and together they had one daughter, Ruth.
It was through his efforts that Irvine Park was created. 163 acres of land was donated to the people of Chippewa Falls in 1906 by William Irvine, L.C. Stanley and the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company.
Mr. Irvine provided funds for many of the park roads, for this historic Picnic Pavilion built in 1908 and for the historic Bandstand built in 1924. He also provided a $100,000 endowment in his will for the park.
Erected by the Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 23.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 44° 56.929′ N, 91° 23.999′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker can be reached from Irvine Park Drive north of Wolfe Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the Picnic Pavilion 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. In Memory of Old Abe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irvine Park Drive Bridge (about 600 feet away); The Chippewa Valley Electric Railway Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northern Wisconsin State Fair (approx. ¼ mile away); Sunny Valley School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Norwegian Log Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ronald P. Anders (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 25, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.