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Port Washington in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Leland Stanford

(1824-1893)

 
 
Leland Stanford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, December 6, 2014
1. Leland Stanford Marker
Inscription. Tycoon, industrialist, and politician Leland Stanford moved to Port Washington, Wisconsin, from Albany, New York in 1848, shortly after entering the bar. After Port Washington's 1852 fire destroyed his law office, which was located in the block across the street, Stanford moved to California, where his five brothers had already found success as Gold Rush merchants. Stanford became a wealthy merchant himself and eventually was president of the Central Pacific Railroad (1861-1893). He oversaw the completion of the western portion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad and presided at the driving of the "last spike" in Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869. In addition, he served as California's governor (1862-1863) and US senator (1885-1893). In 1884, the death of his only son prompted Leland Stanford to found and endow Stanford University.
 
Erected 2014 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 557.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 23.314′ N, 87° 52.201′ W. Marker is in Port Washington, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is on E. Main St., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Washington WI 53074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Leland Stanford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, December 6, 2014
2. Leland Stanford Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wilson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Washington Civil War Draft Riot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Ozaukee County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Schumacher Building (about 400 feet away); Wisconsin Street School Bell (about 400 feet away); The Wisconsin Chair Company Fire (about 500 feet away); Sidewheel Steamer Niagara (about 500 feet away); Port Washington Fire Engine House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Leland Stanford - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 19, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Leland Stanford - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on January 19, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2014, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2014, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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