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Superior in Douglas County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The University of Wisconsin-Superior

 
 
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 12, 2011
1. The University of Wisconsin-Superior Marker
Inscription.  Authorized by the legislature in 1893, the University of Wisconsin-Superior opened its doors in 1896 as the state's seventh Normal School to train teachers, drawing most of its students from ten northern Wisconsin counties. The original building, Old Main, burned in 1914 and was rebuilt in 1916. Educational offerings progressed from a one-year teacher training program, to a two-year program, to a four-year program for a bachelor's degree in education in 1926-27, to a four-year liberal arts degree program in 1946-47. A graduate program in school administration was added in 1950, and Master of Arts and Master of Science degree programs were established in 1968. By 1993, after four changes in name, the University of Wisconsin-Superior had grown to 18 buildings and outdoor athletic facilities on 230 acres. The University is known especially for its programs in the arts, business, education, humanities and sciences, and is a major cultural and intellectual resource for northern Wisconsin.
Erected 1993

 
Erected 1993 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 320.)
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 46° 43.047′ N, 92° 5.265′ W. Marker is in Superior, Wisconsin, in Douglas County. Marker is on Catlin Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Belknap Street (U.S. 2), on the right when traveling south. Marker is southeast of McCaskill Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1705 Catlin Avenue, Superior WI 54880, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Summer White House - 1928 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wartime Shipbuilding (approx. one mile away); S.S. Meteor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Duluth-Superior Harbor (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Stockade Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Burlington Northern Ore Docks (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Superior Entry (approx. 3.6 miles away); Superior Entry South Breakwater Light (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Superior.
 
Also see . . .
1. University of Wisconsin-Superior. (Submitted on June 13, 2011.)
2. University of Wisconsin-Superior. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 13, 2011.) 
 
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 12, 2011
2. The University of Wisconsin-Superior Marker
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Fitzie Heimdahl
3. The University of Wisconsin-Superior Marker
Plaque by Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 12, 2011
4. Plaque by Marker
Nelson Outdoor Laboratory
Tablet by Flag Pole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 12, 2011
5. Tablet by Flag Pole
Memorial in Honor of Prof. A.D. Whealdon
May 1868 - Nov. 1964
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2024. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on April 28, 2024, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.   4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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