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Black River Falls in Jackson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jackson County Veterans Park

 
 
Jackson County Veterans Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
1. Jackson County Veterans Park Marker
Inscription.
Development Committee
Officers as of 1-01-06
Chair person: Daniel E. Getchell 1st Vice: Rodger "Red" Staffon 2nd Vice: Dale Cummings Finance Officer: Merlin Anderson Adjutant: Gavin J. Johnson Trustees: David Hale, Don Wagner & Francis Michels Public Relations: Daniel E. Getchell Building & Ground Maintenance: Gavin J. Johnson Ground Maint. Crew: Don Wagner, Francis Michels & Dan Getchell Brick Marker Chair Person: Marie Dolesy Assistant Brick Marker Chair: Rosemary Johnson Deceased committee members: Gerald Vatne and Robert Olsher

The idea of a Jackson County Veterans Park was first presented by Robert Teeples in 1985. In 1993 Jackson County set aside 2 acres for park development. In 1995 three feet of sand was hauled in and leveled by the 229th Engrs. WIARNG. Then the project laid idle for 5 yrs. In Jan. 2000 the officers listed above took over this project. With much support from residents & businesses of Jackson County, Guard units (107th Sparta and 1158th BRF), veterans organizations, (American Legion, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Forty and Eight, Veterans of Foreign Wars and their Auxiliaries) the park took shape. On the various brass plates pertaining to certain projects there are lists of the
Jackson County Veterans Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
2. Jackson County Veterans Park
(Marker is beyond the U.S. flag pole.)
contributors. If we missed anyones name we apologize, it was not intentional. The Jackson County Veterans Park Development Committee, Inc. says Thanks!
 
Erected 2006 by the Jackson County Veterans Park Development Committee, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 17.343′ N, 90° 51.877′ W. Marker is in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road R and Melrose Street (State Highway 54), on the right when traveling south on County Road R. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Black River Falls WI 54615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1897 Model "French 75" (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Honor Roll / World War I Korean Vietnam Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnold Jacobson Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pfaffsprairie Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Moe Hardware (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hoffman Construction Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lunda Construction Co. (approx. one mile away); Field of Honor (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Black River Falls.
 
Categories. Military
 
Wisconsin Flag Pole Brass Plate image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
3. Wisconsin Flag Pole Brass Plate
Sponsored by 40 & 8 Voiture 260 Trempealeau County.
<small>MIA POW</small> Flag Pole Brass Plate image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
4. MIA POW Flag Pole Brass Plate
MIA POW Flag Pole Sponsored by Adams-Helwig American Legion Post 162 Alma Center, WI. In Honor of All Past, Present and Future Members.
Donor Recognition Brass Plates image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
5. Donor Recognition Brass Plates
Powder Coated Eagle on the National Flag Pole Paid for and Donated by Martin "Butch" Shawley.
Money Donations to the Flag Memorial. By Individuals, Organizations and Businesses. Thank You!
(list of donors)
Contributors to the General Development of the Jackson County Veterans Park From 1-01-2000 1-01-2006.
(list of contributors)
Elmo Johnson Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
6. Elmo Johnson Plaque
In grateful memory of
Elmo Johnson
September 21, 1916 - July 20, 2007
He played taps, "The Final Salute,"
for more than 1,000 fellow veterans!
Light Pole to Flag Pole Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
7. Light Pole to Flag Pole Plaque
Light pole donated by City of Black River Falls, WI. Converted to flag pole by Adam's Welding, Alma Center, WI. Pole Sponsored by, Neil S. Lewison Post 439 Melrose, WI.
"In Honor of Past, Present and Future Members of Neil S. Lewison Post 439".
Flag Memorial Walkway Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
8. Flag Memorial Walkway Plaque
In Memory of
Dale S. Cummings
M60A3 Main Battle Tank image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
9. M60A3 Main Battle Tank
M60A3 Main Battle Tank Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
10. M60A3 Main Battle Tank Plaque
This M60A3 Main Battle Tank Was Placed Here On August 28, 1996 In Memory Of Our Comrades
American Legion Post #200 AMVETS Post #5494 Disabled American Veterans Chapter #61 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post #1959
M-60-A1 Battle Tank Specifications image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
11. M-60-A1 Battle Tank Specifications
M-60-A1 Engine: Diesel V 12, Air Cooled Transmission: Cross-Drive Electrical system: 24 Volt Brake system: Mechanical, Hydraulic Length: 325 Inches Width: 143 Inches Height: 129-3/16 Inches Weight: 113,200 Pounds
Cobra Attack Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
12. Cobra Attack Helicopter
Cobra Attack Helicopter Specifications and History image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
13. Cobra Attack Helicopter Specifications and History
Assignment gathered from Historical Maintenance Records. Built 11-67 by Bell Helicopter Co. Engine type, T 53-L-13 Air Craft model, AH-1SMC Serial No. 364135 Crashed 1970, Vietnam due to engine failure. Sept. 1972, 8th Cav. APO SF 96349 Fort Hood, Texas
(history continues)
Cobra Attack Helicopter Contributors image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
14. Cobra Attack Helicopter Contributors
Contributors, businesses, and organizations providing advertising, man hours, excavating, cement work, painting and transportation to this helicopter project.
(list of contributors)
Cobra Attack Helicopter Donor Recognition Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
15. Cobra Attack Helicopter Donor Recognition Plaque
In response to the ad in the Banner Journal, the following money donations were made to the J. C. Vets Park's Cobra Helicopter Project. Some of the donations were in honor of or in memory of veterans, where appropriate the donors name is in parenthesis.
(list of donors)
Jackson County Veterans' Organizations image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
16. Jackson County Veterans' Organizations
American Legion AMVETS 40 & 8 American Legion Auxiliary Disabled American Veterans Veterans of Foreign Wars
Jackson County Veterans Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 5, 2011
17. Jackson County Veterans Park
 
 
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