Waupun in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Green Bay to Madison
Erected 1956 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1878.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waupun WI 53963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); The End of the Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Clarence Addison Shaler (approx. ¾ mile away); Horicon Marsh (approx. 4 miles away); The Raube Road Site (approx. 7.1 miles away); First House Site in Dodge County, Wisconsin (approx. 9.6 miles away); Bernard R. "Bunny" Berigan (approx. 10.3 miles away); Wisconsin’s First Iron Smelter (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waupun.
Also see . . . The Great Green Bay to Madison Automobile Race of 1878. "After Rev. J. W. Carhart invented a horseless carriage in 1873, the state legislature offered a prize of $10,000 to anyone who could run such a machine on regular roads from Green Bay to Madison. Two groups of inventors took up this challenge and the race was run in 1878 between two automobiles named the "Oshkosh" and the "Green Bay" after their places of invention. This newspaper story looks back (Submitted on October 8, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on May 15, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.