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Angelica in Shawano County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stagecoach Travel

 
 
Stagecoach Travel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, October 15, 2012
1. Stagecoach Travel Marker
Inscription. An early American method of public transportation prior to the railroad was the stagecoach. This sign commemorates the various routes that served Shawano and other localities. The most notable route was from Shawano to Green Bay with an overnight stop in Angelica. This route began around 1894 and ended in 1906. On January 1, 1908, the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad began passenger service on their new line from Eland to Green Bay.

This is the site where the 21-room Wescott House was located. It served as an overnight stop for stagecoach passengers and also housed a Post Office and General Store. Sometime around 1945 the building was removed by Mike Powers and Herb Rusch with some of the lumber being used for the construction of their homes.

In addition to the passengers, the stage also carried the mail and made drop-offs and collections along the route. Traveling by stage was somewhat risky because of hold-ups, mail robberies and horse runaways. At times a stage would tip over because of the condition of the road.

From the Pineries to the Present Heritage Tourism Area 2007
 
Erected 2007.
 
Location. 44° 40.626′ N, 88° 19.038′ W. Marker is in Angelica, Wisconsin, in Shawano County
Stagecoach Travel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, October 15, 2012
2. Stagecoach Travel Marker
. Marker is on County Highway C 0.2 miles north of Cherry Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski WI 54162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sgt Avery Wilber Memorial Bridge (approx. 9.8 miles away); Navarino Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Oneida Veterans Memorial (approx. 14.1 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
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Nearby Church built in 1887 image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, October 15, 2012
3. Nearby Church built in 1887
Nearby Church Stained Glass Window image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, October 15, 2012
4. Nearby Church Stained Glass Window
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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