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Wausau in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pioneer Rehabilitation Center

Wisconsin Registered Landmark

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2015
1. Pioneer Rehabilitation Center Marker
Inscription.  

In the First American National Bank building which once stood here, Employers Insurance of Wausau opened, on June 1, 1928, a facility for rehabilitating injured workers. It was the first center of its kind established by the insurance industry. To that humanitarian endeavor, which fostered acceptance of the physical therapy concept nationwide, this plaque is dedicated.
 
Erected 1978 by Wisconsin Council for Local History. (Marker Number 75.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1928.
 
Location. 44° 57.655′ N, 89° 37.675′ W. Marker is in Wausau, Wisconsin, in Marathon County. Marker is on 3rd Street north of Scott Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 3rd Street, Wausau WI 54403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Federal Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Marathon County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Workers' Compensation Law

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By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2015
2. Pioneer Rehabilitation Center Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of the Bulge Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Guardian Angel Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Big Bull Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wausau Water Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Bull Falls • Birthplace of Wausau (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wausau.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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