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

M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance

 
 
M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, April 27, 2011
1. M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance Marker
Inscription.  A 1928 act of Congress made obsolete World War I weapons available to municipalities and veteran's organizations for commemorative purposes. The Stanley American Legion Post requested this 5-inch bore artillery piece and it was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1931. This gun was originally used in a coastline defensive fortification.

Erected 2004
Wisconsin Historical Society
Victory Post No. 112 American Legion Post

[top plaque]
World War I
Sea Coast Ordnance


Dedicated Memorial Day – May 30, 1931
Victory Post 112 American Legion

In commemoration to all who have
served in the military to preserve
our country in patriotism.
We will never forget our veterans.

September 2003

Restoration – Edward J. Nayes
Mural – Kimberly A. Caswell
Plaque Donated – Ex P.O.W. Daniel D. Horman

 
Erected 2004 by the Wisconsin Historical Society; Victory Post No. 112 American Legion Post.
 
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in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1888.
 
Location. 44° 57.592′ N, 90° 56.248′ W. Marker is in Stanley, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broadway Street (County Highway H) and East 1st Avenue on South Broadway Street. Marker is at Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley WI 54768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Yellowstone Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); D.R. Moon Memorial Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edson Union Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Worden Church of the Brethren (approx. 6 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); St. Hedwig's / Poznan Colony (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Eau Claire River Dam (approx. 17.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanley.
 
Seacoast Ordnance Marker and Plaques image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, April 27, 2011
2. Seacoast Ordnance Marker and Plaques
Rededicated on
Veterans Day
11th Nov. 2004
M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, April 27, 2011
3. M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance and Marker
M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, April 27, 2011
4. M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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