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Darien in Walworth County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Bruce

 
 
John Bruce Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2010
1. John Bruce Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet in honor of
John Bruce
One of the earliest settlers in Darien
and donor of the land for this park
to the Village of Darien

This highway is an old Indian Trail
and Territorial Road. It was, and now is,
used as a military road between Madison
and Fort Dearborn, now Chicago.

 
Erected 1930 by Darien Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 42° 35.962′ N, 88° 42.542′ W. Marker is in Darien, Wisconsin, in Walworth County. Marker is in Darien Park, about 100 feet east of the intersection of Walworth Street (U.S. Highway 14) and Beloit Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darien WI 53114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
John Bruce Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2010
2. John Bruce Marker
. Darien Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Allen Family (approx. 3 miles away); Wisconsin's First School for the Deaf (approx. 3.6 miles away); Delavan's Circus Colony (approx. 3.7 miles away); Delavan’s Historic Brick Street (approx. 3.9 miles away); Soldier of The American Revolution (approx. 4.1 miles away); Birthplace of “The Greatest Show on Earth” (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Crossing (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Darien Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2010
3. Darien Park
Marker is just east of the water fountain at the end of the path.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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