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

Marquette County Wisconsin Historical Markers

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By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
John Muir Memorial Park Marker
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Endeavor — John Muir Memorial Park The Land of My Youth
John Muir, the father of America's National Parks, lived on the northeast side of this lake from 1849 to 1855. Although he travelled all over the world, Muir never forgot this land, and tried several times to buy and preserve parts of it, remarking: . . . — Map (db m20150) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Endeavor — John Muir, Foster Son of Wisconsin Born in Scotland April 21, 1838
He came to America as a lad of eleven, spent his 'teen years in hard work clearing the farm across this lake, carving out a home in the wilderness. In the "Sunny woods overlooking a flowery glacial meadow and a lake rimmed with water lilies," he . . . — Map (db m20149) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Endeavor — 102 — The Wee White Kirk American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
The congregation of the United Presbyterian Church of North America was organized in 1851 in the town of Buffalo by a group of early Scotch settlers. At first meetings were held in homes and later, in the section schoolhouse. In the year of . . . — Map (db m121833) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Endeavor — Walter March Ellis
—Principal— Christian Endeavor Academy 1902 — 1925 Born August 24, 1859, Nevinville, Iowa Died November 10, 1945, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Graduate B. A. Tabor College, 1882 Yale Divinity School B. D. 1887, . . . — Map (db m28165) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Montello — Montello Granite
This quarry was once Montello's leading industry, with approximately 200 employees. It was recognized for its paving blocks covering streets in several cities, its crushed granite for various usages, and most of all, for its beautiful hard . . . — Map (db m3556) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Montello — Montello Historical District Montello "Mont L'eau" - Hill by the River
Once home to the Mound Builders, the Winnebago and the Menominee, destination of the voyageurs, a pioneer settlement harnessing diverse natural resources, today a modern community with a rich heritage. The earliest eastern visitors observed the . . . — Map (db m53074) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Neshkoro — Neshkoro War Memorial
In memory of our dear relatives and friends, who made the supreme sacrifice, in defense of our beloved country. In Memory Of Dean Dennis Crane 12/7/45 - 6/21/67 Joseph Kresic, Jr. 6/30/48 - 11/30/68 They Gave . . . — Map (db m39599) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Pardeeville — 169 — John Muir Country
It was over this road that John Muir traveled to such early settlements as Kingston and Pardeeville. Muir was eleven when he came here from Scotland with his father, brother and sister in 1849. His mother arrived with her other children after a home . . . — Map (db m4029) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Westfield — Footprints in the Sands of Time
The remarkable crisscrossing pattern on this sandstone was formed by an extinct animal. It crawled across moist, ripple-marked sand at the edge of a shallow tropical ocean, which covered Wisconsin about 520 million years ago during the Cambrian . . . — Map (db m2791) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Westfield — 294 — Korean War
On June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea invaded the Republic of Korea. Backed by Soviet Russia, the North Koreans quickly overran most of the peninsula. South Korea appealed to the United States for assistance, and President Harry Truman immediately . . . — Map (db m2788) HM
Wisconsin (Marquette County), Westfield — 430 — Russell Flats School
Built in 1867, this one room rural school has served as the center of community life in Russell Flats for over 130 years. Constructed by Scotch - Irish settlers who arrived here in the early 1850s, the school has also functioned as the local . . . — Map (db m20121) HM

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