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

Oneida County Wisconsin Historical Markers

Mecikalski Stovewood Building Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 10, 2013
Mecikalski Stovewood Building Marker
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Pelican Lake — 536 — Mecikalski Stovewood Building
The Mecikalski Stovewood General Store is named for John Mecikalski, who emigrated from Prussia with his parents in the 1870s. John married and purchased land in Oneida County. Together, four Mecikalski brothers supplied valuable services during the . . . — Map (db m68704) HM
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Rhinelander — 167 — First Rural Zoning Ordinance
The Oneida County Zoning Ordinance, adopted May 16, 1933, was the first comprehensive rural zoning ordinance in the United States. In the early 1930's, most northern Wisconsin counties were in financial difficulties. The Oneida County Board of . . . — Map (db m33651) HM
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Rhinelander — 191 — The Hodag
This mythical creature is the official symbol of Rhinelander. It was created in 1896 by "Gene" Shepard, Rhinelander pioneer timber cruiser and famous prankster. Shepard claimed to have discovered the animal in the woods near Rice Creek. He . . . — Map (db m33518) HM
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Rhinelander — Veterans Memorial Monument
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Wisconsin (Oneida County), Three Lakes — Home of Fred "Cy" WilliamsHome-Run King of the National League
He was the first player to hit 200 home runs in the National League. "Cy" Williams played for six years with the Chicago Cubs and for thirteen years with the Philadelphia Phillies. Tied by Babe Ruth with forty-one home runs in 1923. His lifetime . . . — Map (db m36120) HM
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Three Lakes — 117 — Nicolet National Forest
You are in the original Oneida Purchase Unit that marked the beginning of Nicolet National Forest. The first tract of land, acquired from the Thunder Lake Lumber Company in 1928, contained 12,940 acres. Today there are 640,000 acres rich in scenic, . . . — Map (db m36011) HM
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Three Lakes — World's Largest Chain of LakesDedication
The Eagle River-Three Lakes Chain of 28 Lakes is the largest inland Chain of Lakes in the World. The 28-Lake Chain has over 174 miles of shoreline. It spans from 5 miles southeast of the Town of Three Lakes to 1.5 miles west of the City of Eagle . . . — Map (db m36093) HM
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Woodruff — 561 — Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb7-26-1886 - 5-30-1956
On this site, Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb, a well-respected and loved physician, provided medical care from her office and treatment room during the 1940s and 1950s. One of only two doctors for the vast northern Wisconsin area, she treated local . . . — Map (db m108557) HM
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Woodruff — The Million Penny Parade
Dr. Kate NewComb had a dream -- a hospital for the Lakeland area. Through contributions and volunteer help, the hospital was started. Because of the lack of funds the building was discontinued. Pennies would now help to complete the hospital. . . . — Map (db m36000) HM
Wisconsin (Oneida County), Woodruff — Veterans Memorial
World War I • World War II This monument erected in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Trapp-Gehrke Post 292 · 1946 In honor of all veterans who came to the aid of their country. By the Trapp Gehrke . . . — Map (db m36083) HM

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