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Near Bruce in Rusk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Apollonia

 
 
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By Keith L, July 21, 2011
1. Apollonia Marker
Inscription. Originally called Verona Junction, this settlement was established at the intersection of the Chippewa River and Menomonie railway and the Soo Line railway. Like many Wisconsin communities, it was established as a railroad crossroads serving the surrounding agricultural community. The name of the village was changed to Apollonia in 1893 in honor of lumberman Frederick Weyerhaeuser's daughter.

By the mid-1890s, Apollonia was a thriving community of approximately 300 people. It had its own opera house, newspaper and a Congregational Church which was built in 1895.

Erected 2000

 
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 444.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 27.042′ N, 91° 18.128′ W. Marker is near Bruce, Wisconsin, in Rusk County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 8 and Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 8. Touch for map. Marker is at the former Apollonia Congregational Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: N4517 Cemetery Road, Bruce WI 54819, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within
Apollonia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
2. Apollonia Marker
10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chippewa River & Menomonie Railway (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sweet 'Soo' (approx. 9.3 miles away); Old Smoky (approx. 9.6 miles away); Rusk County World War I Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Apollonia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
3. Apollonia Marker
The marker is to the left of the Congregational Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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