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Fountain City in Buffalo County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fountain City

 
 
Fountain City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
1. Fountain City Marker
[east side of two-sided marker]
Inscription.  Before the white man came to this area Indians of the Chippewa, Winnebago and other tribes roamed freely along the Mississippi River. Recorded history tells of an Indian tribal battle that took place on these river banks which was witnessed by some of the earliest settlers who first came here in 1839. Adventurous pioneers, never less, continued to arrive in greater numbers bringing farming, river commerce and small industries to this wilderness site, and soon the community of Fountain City was established. Throughout the years local residents have found many stone artifacts and other remnants that bear witness to the earlier cultures, which vanished as the new city grew along the Mississippi River.

Erected in 1985

 
Erected 1985.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 44° 7.827′ N, 91° 43.005′ W. Marker is in Fountain City, Wisconsin, in Buffalo County. Marker is at the intersection of
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South Shore Drive (State Highway 35) and South Main Street, on the right when traveling north on South Shore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fountain City WI 54629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fountain City (approx. half a mile away); Lock & Dam No. 5 (approx. 5.1 miles away in Minnesota); Geology of Minnesota (approx. 5.1 miles away in Minnesota); We-No-Nah (approx. 6˝ miles away in Minnesota); Winona County Courthouse (approx. 6.6 miles away in Minnesota); Winona County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away in Minnesota); The Watkins Manor House (approx. 7 miles away in Minnesota); J. R. Watkins Medical Company (approx. 7.1 miles away in Minnesota).
 
Also see . . .  Fountain City, Wisconsin. River Bluff Capital of the World. (Submitted on June 7, 2011.) 
 
Fountain City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
2. Fountain City Marker
[west side of marker with duplicate text]
Fountain City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
3. Fountain City Marker
Fountain by Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
4. Fountain by Marker
Nearby Overlook image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
5. Nearby Overlook
Mississippi River
[South Main Street, south of Spring Street]
Fountain City Overlook image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
6. Fountain City Overlook
Dedicated to our forefathers whose vision picked this beautiful setting for a home, and to those who followed and are to come, who will continue to enjoy the scenic beauty of this area.
This fountain is donated in memory of Chet & Eleanor Wunderlich.
View from Overlook image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
7. View from Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 7, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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