“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tomah in Monroe County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Tomah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2007
1. Tomah Marker
Inscription. When this site was selected for a settlement in 1855, one of its founders read in an old history of the state that the Menominee Chief Tomah had at one time gathered his tribe in this vicinity for a conference.

He suggested the name "Tomah" for the new village, and his choice was adopted.

The chief's name was Thomas Carron, "Tomah" being the French pronunciation for Thomas. He was born in 1752 in the old King's village opposite Green Bay.

A man of magnificent appearance, six feet tall, with dark eyes and handsome features, he was firm, peaceable, conciliatory, and sincerely loved by the red and white men of his time.
Erected 1959 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 88.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 59.549′ N, 90° 30.26′ W. Marker is in Tomah, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Superior Avenue (U.S. 12) north of Arthur Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Butts Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tomah WI 54660, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured
Tomah Marker in park image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 24, 2010
2. Tomah Marker in park
as the crow flies. Robert Howie (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (approx. 9.9 miles away); Mesas and Buttes (approx. 10 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 15.3 miles away).
Also see . . .  Tomah, Wisconsin History. Tomah Chamber of Commerce website. Boyhood home of Frank King, creator of Gasoline Alley. (Submitted on December 4, 2007.) 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,450 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 4, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on October 7, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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