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Wausau in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Big Bull Falls

 
 
Big Bull Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
1. Big Bull Falls Marker
Inscription.
On this site known as
Big Bull Falls
Wisconsin Pinery
now the City of Wausau
George Stevens
pioneer lumberman
established the first
white settlement
1839
This tablet placed by
Wausau Chapter
Daughters of the
American Revolution

1929
[DAR insignia]

 
Erected 1929 by the Wausau Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 44° 57.677′ N, 89° 38.026′ W. Marker is in Wausau, Wisconsin, in Marathon County. Marker can be reached from Scott Street (State Highway 52) near Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Big Bull Falls Historic Park. A small parking area inside the park can be reached from eastbound Washington Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 West Scott Street, Wausau WI 54403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Bull Falls Birthplace of Wausau (here, next to this marker); Why is it called Big Bull Falls? (a few steps from this marker); Business Boomed at Big Bull Falls
Big Bull Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
2. Big Bull Falls Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wausau Water Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Rehabilitation Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Third Marathon County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Workers' Compensation Law (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wausau.
 
More about this marker. Big Bull Falls was named because from down the river the falls sound like the lowing of a bull.
Source: Milwaukee Journal, Sept. 25, 1921
 
Also see . . .
1. History - The Wausau Story. City of Wausau. (Submitted on May 19, 2011.) 

2. Wisconsin River Pinery. Wisconsin Historical Society. (Submitted on May 19, 2011.) 

3. The Wisconsin Pinery. Portage County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 19, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Big Bull Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
3. Big Bull Falls Marker
Big Bull Falls Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
4. Big Bull Falls Historic Park
The marker is at the left edge of the photo.
Big Bull Falls Historic Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
5. Big Bull Falls Historic Park Sign
Wausau Park System
[Scott Street at Washington Street]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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