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

Racine, Wisconsin

 
 
Racine, Wisconsin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
1. Racine, Wisconsin Marker
Inscription.

This block of land was known as Market Square when Racine was laid out as a village in 1837. This area was covered with shade trees, was the location of the town pump, and was used by the early settlers as a place to by and sell produce.

The land on the west shore of Lake Michigan, on which the city of Racine is located, was ceded to the United States by the Potawatomi Indians in the Treaty of September 26, 1833.

In November of 1834 Captain Gilbert Knapp built the first cabin near what is now Second Street and Lake Avenue, on the site he called Port Gilbert in the Territory of Wisconsin, which became the City of Racine, in the State of Wisconsin in 1848.

This marker was given by the Racine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution June 14, 1962
 
Erected 1962 by Racine Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 43.627′ N, 87° 46.978′ W. Marker is in Racine, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 32) north of 6th Street (State Highway 32), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on Monument
Racine, Wisconsin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
2. Racine, Wisconsin Marker
Looking north along Monument Square
Square. Marker is in this post office area: Racine WI 53403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jerome Increase Case / Mascot and Trademark (here, next to this marker); Joshua Glover Commemorative Marker (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Racine County Historical Museum (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Racine Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Racine City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Engine House No. 3 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Racine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Racine WI Timeline. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The history of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin (1879). (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. City of Racine WI Official Website. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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