“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Dodge County Wisconsin Historical Markers

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By Dawn Toman, June 23, 2013
Adrian Joss '98 Marker
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Beaver Dam — Adrian Joss '98
This memorial is dedicated to the life of Adrian Joss '98 Born in Woodland, WI April 12, 1880. "Addie" was a fine pitcher, and an admirer of Emerson "Pink" Hawley (Class of 1891), when he enrolled in Wayland Academy in 1897. Joss was coached by . . . — Map (db m66212) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Beaver Dam — Emerson P. Hawley '91
This memorial is dedicated to the life of Emerson P. Hawley '91 Born in Beaver Dam, WI December 5, 1872. Emerson "Pink" Hawley and his brother Elmer ("Blue"), were a well-known battery by the time they entered Wayland Academy in 1887. With Pink . . . — Map (db m66215) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Beaver Dam — 458 — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was a former runaway slave who was a leading orator and author of the abolitionist movement. He is regarded as one of the most influential Americans of the nineteenth century. On October 20, 1856, Douglass came to Beaver . . . — Map (db m22986) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Beaver Dam — 109 — Wayland Hall
Begun in 1855 and first named College Hall, this was the original building of Wayland University, founded by the Wisconsin Baptist Educational Society. Until 1889 it was the only building and housed faculty, students and all activities of the . . . — Map (db m38572) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Fox Lake — 220 — Bernard R. "Bunny" Berigan(1908–1942)
This was the hometown of famed jazz trumpeter and band leader, Bunny Berigan. As a child he played in the Fox Lake Juvenile Band directed by his grandfather, John C. Schlitzberg. In his early teens, he began his professional career with the . . . — Map (db m22989) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Fox Lake — First House Site in Dodge County, Wisconsin
Site of the first house built in Dodge Co. Year 1838 by Jacob P. Brower. D.A.R. — Map (db m79754) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Iron Ridge — War Memorial1917 • 1919 — U.S. American Legion —
Erected to the memory of my sons and the sons of the Hubbard Township and the Village of Iron Ridge Wisconsin that served in the World War and the Spanish-American War. Bilgrien Armin • Bilgrien Harry • Bilgrien Norbert • Bilgrien Rudolph . . . — Map (db m68766) WM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Juneau — 277 — Adrian "Addie" Joss
Tall and lanky, Wisconsin native Adrian "Addie" Joss became one of baseball's greatest pitchers, praised for his terrific speed and accurate control. Born in nearby Woodland on April 12, 1880, his family moved here to Juneau in 1886, where he played . . . — Map (db m22978) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Juneau — Dodge County Memorial Park
This park is dedicated to the men and women of the county who served their country in time of war; it replaces six miles of memorial elms which were relinquished for this highway. [Seal of the American Legion Auxiliary] . . . — Map (db m28304) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Lomira — 301 — World War II
More than 330,000 Wisconsin residents, including 9,000 women, served in the armed forces between December 7, 1941, and the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945. They participated in every theater of war and in virtually every major campaign, from . . . — Map (db m37976) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Lowell — 421 — Lowell Women Firefighters
On July 11, 1972, three women joined the ranks of the Lowell Volunteer Fire Department, setting a precedent for official recognition of women firefighters in Wisconsin. The Lowell women firefighters were conferred all the voting rights and . . . — Map (db m22941) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Mayville — Berthold "Pete" Husting
This memorial is dedicated to the life of Berthold "Pete" Husting Born in Mayville, WI, March 6, 1878 to Jean Pierre and Mary Magdalene Husting. After graduating from Mayville High School, Pete received his law degree at U.W. Madison. As a . . . — Map (db m66240) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Mayville — Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory
The building occupied by the Mayville Historical Society Museum was built by John J. Hollenstein, Sr., as his home, wagon and carriage factory. Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 1842; he married Dominica Zuest and emigrated to the United States in . . . — Map (db m36917) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Mayville — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Dedicated to the Union Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War by the Woman's Relief Corps Mayville Wisconsin May 30, 1928 — Map (db m65639) WM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Mayville — 98 — The Mayville White Limestone School Building
The North half was built in 1857-58 and the South extension was added in 1877. This school made it possible to classify the pupils and three departments were established. E.J. Foster was the first teacher. This handsome building has withstood the . . . — Map (db m36918) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Mayville — 193 — Wisconsin’s First Iron Smelter
Mayville was founded in 1845 by Alvin and William Foster and Chester and S.P. May. Iron ore was discovered by these men approximately four miles south of Mayville. A quantity of the ore was taken to the nearest iron smelter in Mishawaka, Indiana, in . . . — Map (db m36919) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Theresa — 345 — Solomon Juneau House
Born in 1793, Solomon Juneau, a French Canadian agent for the American Fur Company and founder of the City of Milwaukee, established one of his outlying trading posts in this vicinity along the east branch of the Rock River in the early 1830s. He . . . — Map (db m36920) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Waupun — 45 — Auto RaceGreen Bay to Madison
In 1875 the Wisconsin Legislature offered a prize of $10,000 to the citizen of this state who could produce a machine "which shall be a cheap and practical substitute for the use of horses and other animals on the highway and farm." Such machine was . . . — Map (db m55383) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Waupun — Carnegie Library
Waupun Wis. has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Dept. of Interior Sept. 4, 1979 Wapun Historical Society — Map (db m55384) HM
Wisconsin (Dodge County), Waupun — 92 — Horicon Marsh
Horicon Marsh, an area of 31,653 acres, was scoured out by the Wisconsin glacier, at least 10,000 years ago. Gradually the upper Rock River made deposits which slowed its current and spread its waters over the marshland. The Marsh became a haunt of . . . — Map (db m23090) HM

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