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

Juneau County Wisconsin Historical Markers

Castle Rock Marker image, Touch for more information
By Keith L, October 26, 2007
Castle Rock Marker
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Camp Douglas — 16 — Castle Rock
You are standing on what was once the bottom of a glacial lake in which Castle Rock, the formation rising before you, was an island. Thousands of years of erosion by water, ice and wind created the surface features you see in this area. The . . . — Map (db m4230) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Camp Douglas — In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. Volk
Lt. Volk was the first Wisconsin Air National Guard pilot killed in the Korean Conflict. Jerome Volk was born March 17, 1925, and attended Rufus King High School in Milwaukee. Volk enlisted, went to pilot training, and was commissioned during . . . — Map (db m39165) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Camp Douglas — 299 — Wisconsin Military Reservation
Following the Civil War, state officials reorganized the Wisconsin Militia and in 1879 renamed it the Wisconsin National Guard. Adjutant General Chandler P. Chapman of Madison, a veteran of the famed Iron Brigade, purchased 440 acres near the . . . — Map (db m31744) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Camp Douglas — Wisconsin Winnebago Veterans Monument
The thanks of the Nation is extended through the President, Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States to the people of The Winnebago Tribe in Wisconsin for their unswerving loyalty and patriotism, the splendid service . . . — Map (db m37190) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Elroy — 252 — Elroy – Sparta State Trail
This 32 mile state trail was formerly the mainline of the Chicago and North Western Railway. The conversion from “rail to trail” represented a new concept in recreational development. Utilizing the abandoned railbed, it was the first . . . — Map (db m18708) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Lyndon Station — 87 — Hop Raising
“Keep hopping, hoeing and hoping” said an editorial in 1867 when hops were selling for 50˘ a pound, pickers by the thousands worked in the fields, merchants were selling silks, laces, paisley shawls and grand pianos, and farmers were . . . — Map (db m52853) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Lyndon Station — Lyndon Station Area Veterans Memorial
Missing in Action John T. Delmore Prisoner of War Charles T. Graves George W. Buffum Charles P. Tucker Killed in Action Edwward W. Pray Leslie Spence Abner O. Heald Gilbert J. Pfeifer Austin Conklin Warren Risley . . . — Map (db m140975) WM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Lyndon Station — 312 — The Iron Brigade
The Iron Brigade became one of the most celebrated units of the Civil War (1861-1865). Of its five regiments, three came from Wisconsin: the Second, Sixth, and Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. (The other two regiments were the Nineteenth . . . — Map (db m4119) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Lyndon Station — 269 — The Wisconsin River“The Nation’s Hardest-Working River”
From its source at Lac Vieux Desert to the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, the Wisconsin River descends 1,071 feet in 430 miles. Twenty-six power dams utilize 640 feet of the fall of the river to produce an annual average of one billion . . . — Map (db m4132) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Lyndon Station — Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway
A living memorial to and in honor of all Wisconsin veterans, living and dead, of all wars in which the United States of America has engaged. Color guard of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment with Old Abe at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1863 The . . . — Map (db m88598) HM WM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Mauston — 95 — Orland S. Loomis (1893–1942)Governor–Elect 1942
A Mauston native, lawyer, and World War I veteran, Loomis served in the state legislature (1929-1934), was first state director of the Rural Electrification Administration (1935-1936), represented Wisconsin at the World Power Conference (1936), and . . . — Map (db m20386) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Mauston — Stewart's Chapel1874
Built by the Rock Valley Union Chapel Society. Used as a community center, church & Sunday school and 4-H meetings in the late 1940's. Lindinia Town Insurance Company was also organized here. This chapel marks the site of Stewart's Settlement . . . — Map (db m56423) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Mauston — 270 — The Sand Counties – Aldo Leopold Territory
“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.” For those who cannot, Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac helps reveal the unsuspected natural riches hidden in these sand counties of Wisconsin. At . . . — Map (db m4227) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Necedah — Soldiers Monument
Erected to the Memory of the Heroes of the War of 1861–65 by Post 245 G.A.R. Dept. of Wis. the W.R.C. No. 90 Dept. of Wis. and by the Citizens of Necedah. ____ Dedicated . . . — Map (db m32788) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), New Lisbon — Mrs Salter Killed Here
Mrs Salter killed here by the Indians June 13 – 1863 2 Indians Jo and Jim Dandy killed by Salter and burried here This ax handle killed the 2 Indians and Mrs. Salter Puck-a-Gee — Map (db m31455) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), New Lisbon — New Lisbon Civil War Memorial
To Commemorate the Sacrifices and Heroic Devotion of the Brave Men, the Soldiers of 1861 — 65 Erected by W.P. Mitchell Post No. 61 G.A.R. The W.R.C. No. 108 and Citizens of New Lisbon . . . — Map (db m32829) HM
Wisconsin (Juneau County), Wonewoc — The Lost DistrictWhere Wonewoc Began
Though today only faint traces of early structures remain, this was the site of much industrial activity in the early days of the Village of Wonewoc. From the original log dam and sawmill of the Willard brothers in 1851 to the Power House and Dam of . . . — Map (db m33910) HM

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