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Merton in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Martin C. Weber, Sr.

Founder Land O' Lakes Leagues

 
 
Martin C. Weber, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Hansen, 2009
1. Martin C. Weber, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  The Land O' Lakes baseball leagues were founded in 1922 by Martin C. Weber of Merton, Wis. It started with 8 teams in baseball. It became Wisconsin's oldest and largest amateur baseball league.

In early 1950, the organization grew to 108 teams in leagues called Land O' Lakes, Rivers, Brooks, Valleys, and Puddles. It covered 7 counties including Waukesha as the base, plus parts of Jefferson, Washington, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Kenosha.

Martin, Sr. was the director of the leagues until 1952. Today there are still 41 teams in 4 divisions, under 4 different directors. Weber passed away in 1966 at age 69.
 
Erected 2001 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-03.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. 43° 8.946′ N, 88° 18.557′ W. Marker is in Merton, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Street and Ted Bies Boulevard. Located in Merton Fireman's Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merton WI 53056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Martin C. Weber, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2011
2. Martin C. Weber, Sr. Marker
next to Martin C. Weber, Sr. and Martin C. Weber, Jr. Memorial.
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within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Merton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church Of Merton (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named First Baptist Church Of Merton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plainview School No. 4 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Beaumont Hop House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Monches (approx. 3 miles away); North Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away); Town of Lisbon (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merton.
 
Martin C. Weber, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2011
3. Martin C. Weber, Sr. Marker
at entrance to Merton Baseball Park.
Nearby Hall of Famers image. Click for full size.
By Linda Hansen, 2009
4. Nearby Hall of Famers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 17, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on June 17, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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