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Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Smith–Buckstaff

 
 
Smith–Buckstaff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
1. Smith–Buckstaff Marker
Inscription.
This site donated
by
John and Lois Smith
and the heirs of
John and Sarah Buckstaff
Erected by the Smith School
Parents and Teachers Association 1933.

 
Erected 1933 by Smith School Parents and Teachers Association.
 
Location. 44° 0.008′ N, 88° 32.56′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is on Oregon Street (Alternate U.S. 41) south of West 17th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1745 Oregon Street, Oshkosh WI 54902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. S. J. Wittman (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oshkosh Korean and Vietnam War Memorials (approx. mile away); Oshkosh World War II Memorial (approx. mile away); Oldest House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Webster Stanley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grand Opera House (approx. 1.2 miles away); The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oshkosh.
 
More about this marker. The following
Smith–Buckstaff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
2. Smith–Buckstaff Marker
is an excerpt from The [Oshkosh] Daily Northwestern July 21, 1933.
"At the special meeting of the Smith School Parent-Teacher association, held Thursday afternoon at the school, it was decided to erect a memorial marker on the school premises.
The marker will be known as the Smith-Buckstaff marker in tribute to the man whose name the school bears and who gave the property on which the school now stands, and in honor of another pioneer, whose heirs-at-law provided the property adjoining the original grounds, to be used as recreational space.
The marker will be placed at the boundary line of the two tracts of land....
The executive committee of the organization will confer with members of the Winnebago County Archeological and Historical society, which is cooperating in securing the marker."
 
Also see . . .  Oshkosh Area School District. Smith Elementary. (Submitted on September 3, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Smith Elementary School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
3. Smith Elementary School and Marker
Established 1895
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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