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Neillsville in Clark County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant

1885 – 1958

 
 
Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
1. Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant Marker
East side of marker.
Inscription. General Sturdevant, chief architect and father of the Alcan Highway, was born in Neillsville and married Beth Youmans of this city. During forty years of devoted service General Sturdevant was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star, and for his Alcan Highway feat, the Legion of Merit. Sturdevant was characterized by General Douglas MacArthur as "great soldier, great engineer, great American."
 
Erected 1967 by the Clark County Historical Society. (Marker Number 41.)
 
Location. 44° 33.55′ N, 90° 35.77′ W. Marker is in Neillsville, Wisconsin, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hewett Street (State Highway 73) and East 4th Street on North Hewett Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the lawn of the Neillsville Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Hewett Street, Neillsville WI 54456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1897 Clark County Jail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neillsville Post Office (about 700 feet away); Dickinson-Hoesly House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1919 Case Steam Engine
Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
2. Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant Marker
West side of marker.
(approx. half a mile away); The White Pine in Neillsville History (approx. 0.7 miles away); Neillsville Civil War Memorial (approx. mile away); Clark County Moraines (approx. 3.2 miles away); National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Neillsville.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 41.
 
Regarding Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia; Section 30, Grave 481
 
Also see . . .
1. The Alaska Highway in WWII. (Submitted on May 19, 2010.)
2. Marker to Honor Alcan Highway Engineer. (Submitted on May 19, 2010.)
 
Additional keywords. Alaska Highway; Alaskan Highway
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsRoads & Vehicles
 
Neillsvile Public Library Sign image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
3. Neillsvile Public Library Sign
Marker can be seen to the right of this sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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