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New Berlin in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hamlet of Calhoun

 
 
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By Paul F, August 3, 2010
1. Hamlet of Calhoun Marker
Inscription. The hamlet of Calhoun was established 1872 when Thomas & Mary Calhoun, Irish immigrants, purchased land in the area. Calhoun Road has always been the dividing line between the urban east side and the rural west side of New Berlin. Other early pioneers such as Franz Elger built a store. Matt Follman had a general store and sold penny candy. Popular Calhoun Hall built in 1881 had roller-skating and dancing every Saturday night. Later on a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop and electric railway were added. The Pabst Farm across the road raised hops. Dr. David Roberts, manufacturer of animal medicines, established his experimental livestock farm at Calhoun Farms. Calhoun Farms subdivision, with homes known for their white fences, flourished in the 1940s. it was a great boon to farmers and to cattle dealers, like the Elgers, when stockyards were installed at Calhoun. Cattle could now be shipped to either Milwaukee or Chicago.
 
Erected 2003 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-01.)
 
Location. 43° 0.614′ N, 88° 7.642′ W. Marker is in New Berlin, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on South Calhoun Road half a mile south of West Greenfield Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 59), on the right when traveling
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By Paul F, August 3, 2010
2. Hamlet of Calhoun Marker
This marker is located on the left and the Calhoun Marker is on the right.
south. Touch for map. Located near the bike trail entrance. Marker is in this post office area: New Berlin WI 53146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calhoun (here, next to this marker); Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls Birthplace (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Berlin Hills Golf Course (approx. 2 miles away); Dousman-Dunkel Behling Inn (approx. 2.6 miles away); The William Donaldson House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Aitken Brothers Birth Place (approx. 3.1 miles away); "Cornfalfa" Farms (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Berlin.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Hamlet of Calhoun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, August 3, 2010
3. Hamlet of Calhoun Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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