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Tomah in Monroe County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Robert Howie

 
 
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By Keith L, June 18, 2011
1. Robert Howie Marker
Inscription. Robert Howie (1830-1913) came to Tomah in 1858 from County Ayshire Scotland and homesteaded land. Howie worked with Robert Gillett and C C Miller surveying the Tomah Area. He was Tomah's first Rural Mail Carrier. His interest in agriculture and horses motivated him to donate land for the fairgrounds in 1881. He helped develop the fairgrounds by constructing exhibition buildings and hauling in clay with horse teams for a racetrack. Howie, his sons Robert Jr. and Wallace, and nephew Irvine Strozinsky raced horses on the racetrack and down Tomah's Superior Avenue. He insisted the street to be 100 feet wide to allow harness racing. Howie and his wife Agnes (1855-1942) had eleven children.

Plaque by:
Tomah Historical Society,
Howie and Strozinsky Families

 
Erected by Tomah Historical Society and the Howie and Strozinsky Families.
 
Location. 43° 57.69′ N, 90° 30.481′ W. Marker is in Tomah, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Superior Avenue (State Highway 131) 0.2 miles south of Center Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Oak Grove Cemetery, along D Avenue north of 4th Street. Marker is at or near this postal
Robert Howie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. Robert Howie Marker
address: 2409 Superior Street, Tomah WI 54660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tomah (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (approx. 9.5 miles away); Mesas and Buttes (approx. 9.6 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 13.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Tomah, Wisconsin History. Tomah Chamber of Commerce website. (Submitted on July 19, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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