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West Allis in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Meadowmere

 
 
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By Paul F, February 6, 2009
1. Meadowmere Marker
Inscription. This tract of land was once a part of the estate on which General William (Billy) Mitchell (1879-1936) lived as a boy. His fearless and inquisitive personality as a youth carried over into his military career when he spoke out against overwhelming odds for an adequate air force. After commanding U.S. air forces in France during World War I, he emerged as the nationís pioneer advocate of air power. He did not live to see the wisdom of his foresight, but all America now honors his great courage, heroism, and keen sense of judgment on the future of air power. This marker is erected to the memory of this great air pioneer by the West Allis Rotary Club.
 
Erected 1955. (Marker Number 41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.061′ N, 87° 59.018′ W. Marker is in West Allis, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on S 57th St, W Hayes, W Fillmore, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the triangle park between S 57th, W Hayes, and W Fillmore. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wadhams Gas Station (approx.
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By Paul F, February 6, 2009
2. Meadowmere Marker
1.4 miles away); National Soldiers Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Erastus B. Wolcott, M.D (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Volunteer-'98 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (approx. 1.7 miles away); National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Honey Creek School Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); Honey Creek Settlement (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Allis.
 
Also see . . .  Billy Mitchell - American Airpower Biography. (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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By Paul F, October 1, 2010
3. Meadowmere Marker
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By Paul F, October 1, 2010
4. Meadowmere Marker
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By Paul F, October 1, 2010
5. Meadowmere Marker
(Back side of official marker.) "This tract of land was once a part of the Estate on which General Billy Mitchell, (1879-1936), lived as a boy. His fearless and inquisitive personality as a youth carried over into his military career when he spoke out against overwhelming odds for an adequate Air Force."
Meadowmere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 1, 2010
6. Meadowmere Marker
Back side of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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