Two Rivers in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ice Cream Sundae
One day a ten year old girl insisted she have a dish of ice cream "with that stuff on top," saying they could "pretend it was Sunday." After that, the confection was sold every day in many flavors. It lost its Sunday–only association, to be called ICE CREAM SUNDAE when a glassware salesman placed an order with his company for the long canoe–shaped dishes in which it was served, as "Sundae dishes."
Erected 1973 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 197.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 8.939′ N, 87° 34.097′ W. Marker is in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (State Highway 42) and 17th Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at Two Rivers Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: Two Rivers WI 54241, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hamilton Community House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton School (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Rivers Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galecki Building (about 400 feet away); Washington House (about 400 feet away); St. Luke School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Two Rivers.
Also see . . . History of the Ice Cream Sundae. "Two cities lay claim to creating the original ice cream sundae... The biggest rivalry is between Two Rivers, Wisconsin and Ithaca, New York." (Submitted on September 25, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.