Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls
Local historian, Thomas McBean, reported that "Old Abe," the famous Civil War Bald Eagle, was home on veterans furlough in the summer of 1864. During his stay "Old Abe" made his home in the hay loft of a barn in the rear of this building.
Society Marker Sign #37
Erected by Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 37.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 44° 56.1′ N, 91° 23.543′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge (about 600 feet away); The Norway House & the Birthplace of Alexander Wiley (about 700 feet away); Hiram Stores Allen (about 700 feet away); Trinity United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); The Federal Building & Early Mail Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Rutledge Charity (approx. 0.2 miles away); Notre Dame Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.