Near Black River Falls in Jackson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Highground Veterans Memorial
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′ 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. • Military • War, Vietnam •
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