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

Highway Marking

 
 
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By Paul F, November 7, 2010
1. Highway Marking Marker
Inscription. In the old days when both automobiles and roads were few in number, it was easy for those who had cars to get far enough away from home to get lost. While there were some “trails” such as the Cannon Ball Trail and the Yellowstone Trail (marked by daubs of yellow paint on any convenient object along the roadside) the long-distance traveler was usually guided by such natural features as hills, boulders, creeks and rivers, or by man-made landmarks (bridges, barns, schoolhouses, etc.). In 1917 the Wisconsin Highway Commission engineers recommended and inaugurated, with the Legislature’s authorization, the first statewide system of identifying highways by number. This highway was designated State Trunk Highway 19 (later U.S. 16) and was the first to be marked and signed by numerals. The now familiar number system was later adopted by all other states and many foreign countries.
 
Erected 1956 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 8.349′ N, 88° 34.422′ W. Marker is in Ixonia, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 16 2 miles
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By Paul F, November 7, 2010
2. Highway Marking Marker
from County Route F. Touch for map. Marker is located in the rest area near the Rock River. Marker is in this post office area: Ixonia WI 53036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oconomowoc Masonic Center (approx. 4.1 miles away); Oconomowoc (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Inn at Pine Terrace (approx. 4.2 miles away); Wm. R. Look Log Cabin (approx. 5 miles away); Historic Okauchee (approx. 7 miles away); First Kindergarten (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fred C. Merkle (approx. 7.4 miles away); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Highway Marking Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 7, 2010
3. Highway Marking Marker
Highway Marking Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 7, 2010
4. Highway Marking Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on September 12, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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