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DeForest in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

De Forest Centennial

1863 - 1963

 
 
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By William J. Toman, October 30, 2010
1. De Forest Centennial Marker
Inscription. The Village of De Forest and the surrounding 2200 acres were once owned by Isaac N. De Forest. He purchased the site for $25.00 an acre in 1854 to farm and raise wheat. In 1856, before moving to Wetmore, Kansas, he started platting the site for a village.

The native hand-hewn rock in this monument came from the original De Forest home in Madison, which he built in 1853. The structure, at the corner of Park and State streets, later was used as the Administration Building by the University of Wisconsin. The building was razed in 1965.
 
Erected 1966 by DeForest Area Citizens.
 
Location. 43° 14.797′ N, 89° 20.431′ W. Marker is in DeForest, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of DeForest Street and South Durkee Street, on the right when traveling east on DeForest Street. Touch for map. The marker is in Fireman's Park in DeForest. Marker is in this post office area: De Forest WI 53532, 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 De Forest Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andreas Dahl (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Bell (approx. mile away); Site of the First Well in DeForest
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By William J. Toman, October 30, 2010
2. De Forest Centennial Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Token Creek (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ella Wheeler Wilcox (approx. 4.3 miles away); Schumacher Farm (approx. 6 miles away); Maureen Mengelt Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeForest.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
De Forest Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 30, 2010
3. De Forest Centennial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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