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Montreal in Iron County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George W. Sullivan

Teacher

 
 
George W. Sullivan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, March 11, 2011
1. George W. Sullivan Marker
Inscription. The son of Irish immigrant parents was born in New York July 5, 1882. After graduating from the U. of New York he ventured to Montreal in 1906 when the town and iron ore mining were in their infancies. He served as a teacher and Principal at the OLD LOCATION and ROOSEVELT grade schools until his retirement fifty years later. The influence of his teachings manifested into the academic, cultural, social, and spiritual phases of families with grade school children. All students who passed through his classes were benefactors of the eminent standards of education he upheld. With intense interest and dedication he guided children of immigrant parents in their endeavor to speak, read and write English and become self confident. He shaped children for the future by motivating them to seek knowledge and to remain responsible and decent citizens. In later years many students were children and grandchildren of his first students. He voluntarily helped immigrant families to achieve the requirements for naturalization. The tenure of his teaching years paralleled the era of mining in Montreal. He arrived in the year the Montreal Mining Co. authorized the sinking of its No.4 mine shaft, and fifteen years before the excavation for the famous No.5 shaft began. When the era of mining in this town terminated in 1962, he had retired a mere six years earlier.
George W. Sullivan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, March 11, 2011
2. George W. Sullivan Marker
with Miners and Loggers Memorial
Mr. Sullivan is renowned for having reached into the lives of children and townspeople through his long and devoted service, thus, embedding his mark of humanity into the history of “Montreal, The City Beautiful.”
 
Location. 46° 25.893′ N, 90° 13.888′ W. Marker is in Montreal, Wisconsin, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue (State Highway 77) and Plant Street, on the right when traveling west on Wisconsin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montreal WI 54550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The City of Montreal (a few steps from this marker); Montreal Trails – The Montreal Mine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Penokee Iron Range Trail – Gile Falls (approx. mile away); Penokee Iron Range Trail – Montreal Location (approx. 0.3 miles away); Penokee Iron Range Trail – A Company Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flambeau Trail – Flambeau Trail Crossing (approx. 1.2 miles away); This 5 ½ Foot Diameter Drill Core (approx. 2 miles away); Penokee Iron Range Trail – Historic Iron County Courthouse (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montreal.
 
More about this marker.
George W. Sullivan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, March 11, 2011
3. George W. Sullivan Marker
Marker along with Miners and Loggers Memorial and Cit of Montreal Marker
In the center is a portrait of Mr. Sullivan.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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