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Near Black River Falls in Jackson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Highground Veterans Memorial

 
 
Highground Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2007
1. Highground Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription. Wisconsin Vietnam veterans provided leadership for the establishment of a memo­rial dedicated to the men and women of the state who served in America's 20th century conflicts. In 1985, the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project acquired property near Neillsville, northeast of here. The site contains a strikingly beautiful elevated panoramic vista overlooking 500,000 acres of countryside. The site was soon dubbed "The Highground" by the veterans.

     During 1987, the veter­ans successfully attracted donations to support improvements that transformed The Highground into a memorial park. A national competition led to the choosing of Robert Kanyusik of Rhinelander as artistic designer.

     A Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1988 along with The Highground park. The memorial plaza and the associated art works evoke a sense of healing and of hope. The Highground is designed to recognize the experiences of Wisconsin veterans and serves as a reminder of their sacrifices.
 
Erected 1990 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 300.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 14.836′ N, 90° 44.263′ 
Highground Veterans Memorial Marker <i>(left side)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2007
2. Highground Veterans Memorial Marker (left side)
W. Marker is near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 94 at milepost 121, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is southeast of Black River Falls at westbound Rest Area 54. Marker is in this post office area: Black River Falls WI 54615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Passenger Pigeon (within shouting distance of this marker); Black River Falls Forest Fire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Black River Valley (about 300 feet away); Winnebago Indians (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sphagnum Moss (approx. 2.1 miles away); Martin W. Torkelson (approx. 5.8 miles away); Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. (approx. 6.1 miles away); Andrew Blackhawk (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Black River Falls.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers located at the actual site of the Highground Veterans Memorial.
 
Also see . . .  The Highground. (Submitted on November 6, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
Highground Veterans Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2008
3. Highground Veterans Memorial Plaza
Highground Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2008
4. Highground Veterans Memorial Park
Highground Veterans Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2008
5. Highground Veterans Memorial Plaza
Highground Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2008
6. Highground Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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