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Near Holmen in La Crosse County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Luther College

 
 
Luther College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 7, 2009
1. Luther College Marker
Inscription. The first college founded by Norwegian Lutheran pioneer immigrants in the United States opened in the parsonage of Halfway Creek Lutheran congregation, Sept. 1, 1861. Teachers were Laur. Larsen and F.A. Schmidt, who also served as pastors for area immigrants. Enrollment was 16. The parsonage was destroyed by fire in 1865. The site and a marker are one-half mile west of Halfway Creek Lutheran Church on Knutson Road, near Halfway Creek Cemetery. The College moved to Decorah, Iowa, in 1862 where it continues.
 
Erected 1977 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 235.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 58.001′ N, 91° 13.244′ W. Marker is near Holmen, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Marker is on County Highway D 0.1 miles west of Knudson Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off 0.5 miles west of County Highway W. Marker is in this post office area: Holmen WI 54636, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The McGilvray "Seven Bridges Road" (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Mindoro Cut
Luther College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 7, 2009
2. Luther College Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); The Valley View Site (approx. 6.9 miles away); Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Upper Mississippi (approx. 7.8 miles away); Major General C.C. Washburn (approx. 7.9 miles away); Hamlin Garland (approx. 8 miles away); Village of Neshonoc (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Luther College. (Submitted on June 7, 2011.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
Nearby Intersection Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 7, 2009
3. Nearby Intersection Sign
Halfway Creek Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 7, 2009
4. Halfway Creek Lutheran Church
Halfway Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 7, 2009
5. Halfway Creek Cemetery
Halfway Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
6. Halfway Creek Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on June 7, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the parsonage site and marker mentioned on this marker. • Can you help?
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