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Clintonville in Waupaca County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Portion of Wall of China

Taken Near Canton

 
 
Portion of Wall of China Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
1. Portion of Wall of China Marker
Inscription.
Each stone represents a type of
the stones used.
The burned brick are 1700 years old.
Donated by
Sun Yat Sen Harvey Decker
Ek Hock Fung James A. Bell
Edward Mo Fung Walter A. Olen

 
Location. 44° 37.291′ N, 88° 45.554′ W. Marker is in Clintonville, Wisconsin, in Waupaca County. Marker can be reached from 11th Street near Memorial Circle, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Pioneer Park behind the museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 11th Street, Clintonville WI 54929, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Four–Wheel Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); Clintonville Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of an Airline (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chief Waupaca (approx. 6.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Melvin O. Handrich (approx. 13.6 miles away); Shiocton Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is the only known authentic section of the Great Wall of China that has ever left the country. It was a gift of thanks from Chinese
Portion of Wall of China and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
2. Portion of Wall of China and Marker
Leader Sun Yat Sen to the people of Clintonville, the home of the inventors and builders of the four wheel drive vehicles that helped to access China's interior.

It was necessary to remove part of the Great Wall for a railroad. The stones which were rebuilt in Central Park (later Walter A. Olen Park, now Pioneer Park) came from this gap. Trucks from Clintonville, used in the construction work along the railway, carried the stones away. Two small dog images that have dragon faces were taken from one of the 25,000 watch towers that extend on the wall. Permission to take the piece of wall out of China was granted to Mr. W. A. Olen (president of the Four Wheel Auto Drive) by President Sun Yat Sen, better known as Dr. Sun, and two Chinese officials, Ek Hock Fung and Edward M. Fung. Two Americans, H. V. Decker and James A. Bell, assisted with the negotiations.
Source: 1931 Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper article
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Portion of Wall of China and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 14, 2013
3. Portion of Wall of China and Marker
The small dog image on the right has been replaced.
Portion of the Wall of China image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
4. Portion of the Wall of China
Stones of the World Collection (background) include stones from Jerusalem, Yellowstone National Park, the Dakota Badlands, and the Arizona Petrified Forest.
Nearby Stone image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 14, 2013
5. Nearby Stone
Section of petrified pinion tree or pine tree from Petrified Forest of Arizona.
Clintonville Centennial Records image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 14, 2013
6. Clintonville Centennial Records
1855 — 1955
Sponsored by Rotary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on January 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on December 6, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5, 6. submitted on January 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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