Cornell in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cornell Women's Club Tablet
by The Women's Club of
and serves a twofold purpose.
Below this cemetery near the river bank can be traced the foundation stones of the old Brunet home. Jean Brunet, the most interesting historical character in the Chippewa Valley, was born in France in 1791. He came to this valley in 1837 and later built a fur trader's cabin on this spot; the falls below taking his name. This home became the most popular stopping place on the river. It was here that Ezra Cornell made his headquarters when locating the vast pine lands for Cornell University.
Jean Brunet died August 1877 and is buried at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Erected 1931 by the Cornell Women's Club.
Location. 45° 9.61′ N, 91° 9.728′ W. Marker is in Cornell, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on South Riverside Drive (State Highway 64) 0.3 miles south of County Highway CC, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is along
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornell Pulpwood Stacker (approx. half a mile away); Ezra Cornell (approx. half a mile away); Pulpwood Stacker (approx. half a mile away); Jean Brunet (approx. half a mile away); The Cobban Bridge (approx. 4.4 miles away); Holcombe Logging Disaster (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Holcombe Indian (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bohemian National Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornell.
Also see . . .
1. Brunet, Jean. Wisconsin Historical Society. (Submitted on August 13, 2011.)
2. Ezra Cornell. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 13, 2011.)
3. Wisconsin Historical Society. June 12, 1931 newspaper article with photo: Cornell Woman's Club Unveils Marker to Honor Indians and Early White Pioneers. (The photo is on the second page.) (Submitted on August 13, 2011.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.