Delafield in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cushing Memorial Park
Site of the Peace Spring, which was a meeting place for the Potowatomi people.
Erected 2006 by Waukesha County Museum and the Hawk’s Inn Historical Society, Inc. (Marker Number 05-01.)
Location. 43° 3.684′ N, 88° 24.853′ W. Marker is in Delafield, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker can be reached from West Main Steet half a mile west of N Genessee Street. Touch for map. Located in Cushing Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Delafield WI 53018, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delafield Fish Hatchery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hawks Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John's Military Academy Northwestern Military and Naval Academy (approx. half a mile away); Bishop Jackson Kemper Home Built 1849 (approx. ľ mile away); Nashotah Mission (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lapham Peak (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lapham Peak (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delafield.
Also see . . . U.S. Army. Alonzo Cushing is being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
1. History of Cushing Memorial Park
Cushing Memorial Park, once an open field, today is a beautiful area filled with large trees. The memorial, which honors three brothers and Civil War heroes - William, Alonzo and Howard Cushing - is situated in the center of these beautiful towering trees. Probably the most famous of the three brothers was Lt. William Cushing, best known for leading the effort which destroyed the rebel ram, Albemarle, a formidable vessel
The site was set aside as a state park by efforts of Waukesha County Historical Society from 1911 to its dedication on May 31, 1915. The park was a gathering place for Civil War Veterans and related societies.
There is a small stone marker located off to the left of the memorial, which designates the birth place of William and Alonzo Cushing.
Also in the park are a large children's playground and a nice picnic area. At one time a state park, it has been owned by the City of Delafield since 1980.
— Submitted June 4, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,705 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 4, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. 6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.