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Wyocena in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dickason Park / Toppe Field

Major Dickason / Erhardt Toppe

 
 
Major Dickason Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 2, 2010
1. Major Dickason Marker
Inscription.
Major Dickason
Major Elbert Dickason founded Wyocena in 1843. He platted and named the village in 1846. He was instrumental in Wyocena being temporarily named the county seat. He died in 1848 and is buried in the Wyocena Cemetery.

Erhardt Toppe
Erhardt Toppe was solely responsible for recruiting and managing a baseball team that won the 40 team Home Talent League championship in 1953 and 1954. Toppe gave many youthful ballplayers their first baseball experience.
 
Location. 43° 29.74′ N, 89° 18.476′ W. Marker is in Wyocena, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of East Monroe Street (County Highway G) and South Jackson Street on East Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at Dickason Park / Toppe Field. Marker is in this post office area: Wyocena WI 53969, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major Elbert Dickason / Dickason's "Hotel" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia County Asylum Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wyona Park / Rifle Pit Legend (approx.
Erhardt Toppe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 2, 2010
2. Erhardt Toppe Marker
0.8 miles away); Historic Pardeeville / Belmont Hotel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Angie Williams Cox Public Library (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pardeeville World War I Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Samuel & Chloe Leonard Doud (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyocena.
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Historical Society. Wyocena: It Came To Him in a Dream. "...the name came to the town's founder, Elbert Dickason, in a dream." (Submitted on October 20, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersSports
 
Major Dickason / Erhardt Toppe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 2, 2010
3. Major Dickason / Erhardt Toppe Marker
Major Dickason / Erhardt Toppe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 2, 2010
4. Major Dickason / Erhardt Toppe Marker
Gravestone of Major Dickason image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 2, 2010
5. Gravestone of Major Dickason
Major. Elbert Dickason, Died August 9, 1848. Aged 48 yrs. 9 mo. & 9 ds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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