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

Pioneer Wautoma

Pioneer Wautoma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
1. Pioneer Wautoma Marker
Inscription. In November 1848, in a log cabin, George Atkins here began sheltering travelers over the “Pinery Road.” The next spring John Shumway bought out Atkins and built “The Wautoma Hotel.” A hundred feet east he built a sawmill and started sawing lumber in December, 1849.

Across the road stood the first Court House. At the crossroads stood the McKeaque Wagon Shop, Lymanís Cabinet Shop, and the Furniture Factory. East of the sawmill still stands the Gristmill.
Erected 1955 by the City of Wautoma.
Location. 44° 4.542′ N, 89° 17.526′ W. Marker is in Wautoma, Wisconsin, in Waushara County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 21/73) east of North Waupaca Street (State Highway 22), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is near the Waushara World War II Veterans Memorial Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 West Main Street, Wautoma WI 54982, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waushara County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Waushara County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waushara County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neshkoro War Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); Korean War (approx. 12.8 miles away); Sir Henry Soloman Wellcome (approx. 12.8 miles away); Footprints in the Sands of Time (approx. 12.9 miles away); Almond Veterans Memorial (approx. 14.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wautoma.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 6, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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