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St. Croix County Wisconsin Historical Markers

 
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By K. Linzmeier, August 31, 2012
Rememberance Wall
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Hersey — Rememberance Wall — Wisconsin Veterans of Iraq War — 2003 • 2008 —
Kirk A. Straseskie • Mathew E. Schram • Dan H. Gabrielson • Paul J. Sturino • Rachel K. Bosveld • Jeremy L. Wolfe • Eugene A Uhl III • Warren S. Hansen • Christopher J. Splinter • Robert J. Cook • Nichole M. . . . — Map (db m61004) WM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Houlton — 200 — Brule-St. Croix Waterway
From early Indian days the St. Croix River and the Brule River, reached by a two mile portage, formed a waterway connecting Lake Superior with the Mississippi River. The first white man to travel the Brule-St. Croix route was the French . . . — Map (db m2161) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Houlton — Home to Bald Eagles
Anyone spending time along the St. Croix River has a good chance of spotting a bald eagle. With their white heads and tails and six to eight foot wingspans, these powerful birds of prey are distinctive and dwarf most other raptors.

Eagles thrive . . . — Map (db m148103) HM

Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Houlton — Migration
People are not the only creatures that travel over and along the St. Croix River. In the sky or underwater, wildlife is on the move around you. The St. Croix River is an important migration corridor, used by animals every day, at night, and with the . . . — Map (db m148104)
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Hudson — German Settlement — Since 1851
Nicholas and Hely Schwalen were among the first farmers in St. Croix County. They emigrated from Honsfeld, Prussia, in present day German-speaking Belgium. The brothers arrived in Racine, Wisconsin in 1848 and steadfastly worked their way to St. . . . — Map (db m46122) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Hudson — Hudson Toll Bridge
The original interstate toll bridge which spanned the St. Croix River was officially opened for traffic June 14, 1913. It was privately owned by the St. Croix Bridge Company until 1917, when it became city property. For more than 35 years, it was . . . — Map (db m43954) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Hudson — In the Summer of 1910
In the summer of 1910, about two miles south of Hudson on the Wisconsin shore of the St. Croix River, 85 boys and several adults held an experimental week of camp to try out a new youth program called "Boy Scouts". This first Scouting camp in . . . — Map (db m38305) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Hudson — Louis Massey
On this site in 1840, was erected the home of Louis Massey, Hudson's first white settler. — Map (db m13100) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — Childhood — John Doar History Trail
John Doar was born on December 3, 1921 and lived just west of here at 510 West First Street with his parents, William Thomas Doar, Sr. and Mary Frances (May) Doar, and his older brother, William Thomas Doar, Jr. (Tom).

As boys, John and Tom . . . — Map (db m147373) HM

Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — Civil Rights Struggle — John Doar History Trail
During his years in the Civil Rights Division, John was involved in many of the most important challenges of the civil rights struggle. As the lead person in the South for the federal government, he was called the "law-bringer south of the . . . — Map (db m147399) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — Civil Rights Workers — John Doar History Trail
John prosecuted two important civil rights cases involving murder. In 1965, he led the successful prosecution of the members of Ku Klux Klan who had participated in the murder of Viola Liuzzo who was killed in the hours after the Selma march. . . . — Map (db m147400) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — 577 — John Doar — (1921-2014)
John Doar was born December 3, 1921, in Minneapolis and grew up in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He graduated from Princeton University and received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. John returned to New Richmond in 1950 to . . . — Map (db m147256) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — Medal of Freedom — John Doar History Trail
In the years following the impeachment inquiry, John practiced law in New York and around the country. He frequently returned to New Richmond and, along with his brother Tom, contributed to the life of New Richmond in many ways.

In May of . . . — Map (db m147402) HM

Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — 357 — New Richmond Cyclone
The New Richmond Cyclone of 1899 remains the most disastrous tornado recorded in Wisconsin history. On the hot summer evening of June 12, with little warning and amazing force, a tornado swept through the thriving agricultural community of . . . — Map (db m21276) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — New Richmond Heritage Center — Wisconsin Heritage Tourism
The Italianate style farmhouse was built in 1884 by Marcus Sears Bell, an early developer in new Richmond. He gave up his post as village president when he moved outside of the village to breed prize-winning cattle at this farm. In 1910 the Tierney . . . — Map (db m69570) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — Nixon Impeachment — John Doar History Trail
In 1967, John left the Civil Rights Division to move to New York to lead an anti-poverty program begun by Sen. Robert Kennedy in Bedford Stuyvesant, a poor neighborhood in the center of Brooklyn.

During his first years in Brooklyn, he also . . . — Map (db m147401) HM

Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — Paperjack Creek — Wisconsin Heritage Tourism
By 1855, Paperjack Creek and the nearby Willow River had each attracted a few settlers. A rivalry developed between settlements but was resolved in 1858 when the village was platted at the Willow River site. It is thought that the unusual name for . . . — Map (db m69571) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — The Right to Vote — John Doar History Trail
After going east for college and west for law school, and serving in the Army Air Corps, John came home to New Richmond in 1950 to practice law with his father, brother Tom and cousin Warren.

In July 1960, John left New Richmond to move to . . . — Map (db m147374) HM

Wisconsin (St. Croix County), River Falls — 165 — Edgar Wilson Nye — 1850 – 1896
"Bill" Nye, journalist, lecturer, author, and humorist, grew to manhood in this quiet valley of the Kinnickinnic, which flows southwesterly through River Falls. The tall-tales of frontier humor were popular regionally before 1860. Samuel Clemens . . . — Map (db m9860) HM

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May. 31, 2020