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Cambridge in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lake Ripley

 
 
Lake Ripley Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 4, 2010
1. Lake Ripley Marker
Inscription. As a boy Ole Evinrude (1877-1934) lived near Cambridge. His father hoped to keep him on the farm and when Ole built a sailboat like he had seen in a picture book his father destroyed it. In a secret place in the woods the boy built another. Here on Lake Ripley, as his father watched from shore Ole sailed the well-built craft with all the instinctive skill of his Viking ancestors. Soon after, he left for the city to work as a mechanic. In 1908 he invented an outboard motor and founded a new American industry.
 
Erected by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 0.181′ N, 89° 0.13′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Park Road 0.1 miles north of U.S. 12, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is at the end of the parking lot in Lake Ripley Park. There is a charge for admission to the park, but the attendant waived it for simply viewing the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge WI 53523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockdale Mill
Lake Ripley Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 4, 2010
2. Lake Ripley Marker
The park shelter and Lake Ripley are in the background.
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Koshkonong (approx. 4.2 miles away); Goose Lake (approx. 6 miles away); West Koshkonong Lutheran Congregation (approx. 7.8 miles away); Aztalan Mound Park (approx. 8.4 miles away); Aztalan (approx. 8.4 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 8.4 miles away); Pioneer Aztalan (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Evinrude Historical Timeline. (from the company) (Submitted on September 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Lake Ripley image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, September 4, 2010
3. Lake Ripley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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