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By Keith L, August 21, 2010
1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr Marker
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr
1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr was fatally wounded December 24, 1942 on the island of New Guinea. Burr covered an enemy grenade with his body to save his commanding officer and others. He died December 25 Christmas Day 1942. — Map (db m39258) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 40 — Butte des Morts(Hill of the Dead)
In 1730 the French Government decided to destroy the Fox village on the shore of this lake because of the depredations of the Foxes on the fur traders. Capt. Morand came up the river with a large force of French soldiers and Menominee warriors. The . . . — Map (db m57704) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Curtis Reed1815 - 1895
Curtis Reed, often referred to as the Father of Menasha, arrived from Vermont in June 1848, with dreams of harnessing the water power. He created the first building, built the first dam, and was instrumental in having the village chosen as the site . . . — Map (db m82657) HM WM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Fritse Park - Indian Mound ReconstructionA Sense of Place — Rebuilding the past
Prehistoric Indian Mound Replica The last Indian mound of its kind in this area was located near this spot and known locally as the Hill of the Dead (Little Butte des Morts). This large mound, about sixty feet long, thirty feet wide, and . . . — Map (db m71214) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Indian Effigy Mounds
Smith Park marks the northern limit of a large group of Native American burial mounds that once extended across the southeast shore of Doty Island. Three Effigy mounds are preserved here. The mounds were built between AD 700 and . . . — Map (db m34399) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 6 — Jean Nicolet Monument
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Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Menasha LockBuilders and Owners of the Fox River Locks — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails
Size: 144’ x 35’ Lift: 9.7’ Construction: Concrete walls and steel gates Built 1852. Rehabilitated 1937. Rebuilt 1978-1979. Filling Time: About 4 min. Emptying Time: About 4 min. Since its completion in 1856, the Fox River navigation . . . — Map (db m77281) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 564 — Menasha’s Isle of Valor
Side 1 First Sergeant Elmer J. Burr The Isle of Valor is dedicated to the Menasha residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and “gave the last full measure of devotion.” Only two communities have had multiple residents . . . — Map (db m96458) HM WM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building
God gave us sons we gave them to our country and our country gave them back to God This building is erected by the citizens of Menasha in sacred memory of those from our city who gave their lives in the service of our country. . . . — Map (db m39680) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf
Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf on April 25, 1967 in Vietnam's Quang Ngai Province made three trips under enemy machinegun fire to carry, on his back, three wounded members of his squad to safety. He also was instrumental in destroying enemy . . . — Map (db m41771) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Menasha — 30 — Wisconsin Central Railroad
Wisconsin Central Railroad was formally organized in the National Hotel on this site by Judge George Reed and his associates, Feb. 4, 1871. Here the contracts were let for its construction and the first general office was located. The road secured a . . . — Map (db m22444) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Neenah — Civil War Veterans Memorial
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Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Neenah — 334 — Fox – Irish Cemetery
Near here is the "lost cemetery" of Saint Malachy Catholic Church (1849-1857), a mission church of log construction that served the local Irish community and Catholic Indians. Irish immigrants had come to Menasha to build dams, locks, and canals on . . . — Map (db m20681) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Neenah — Grand Loggery
[Daughters of American Revolution seal] This tablet marks the log cabin known as the Grand Loggery, built by Governor Doty, 2nd Territorial Governor of Wisconsin in 1847. It originally stood facing east on the west bank of the . . . — Map (db m37727) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Neenah — 412 — Historic Wisconsin Avenue Commercial District
Begun by flour millers to capture the trade of local wheat farmers, this central shopping district was established near the mills at the heart of the city. Built by the emerging merchant class during the paper industry's heyday, many of the . . . — Map (db m57706) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Neenah — Kimberly Point Park
On June 21, 1929, a deed was recorded in the Register of Deeds office in Oshkosh. This simple two-page document concluded a battle of sorts, and helped create and preserve this beautiful park and the lovely Lakeshore Drive which gently winds its way . . . — Map (db m82675) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Neenah — The Old Council Tree
One hundred and fifty feet north of this site stood The Old Council Tree known for years by the Indians of the Fox River Valley as such and under whose spreading branches the Indians and Whites held council. The tree was cut down July 31, . . . — Map (db m34218) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Omro — 456 — Historic Omro
Located along one of Wisconsin's first transportation and communication routes, the community of Omro developed quickly on the Fox River. French fur trader and blacksmith Charles Omreau had a trading post here and give his name to the future city. . . . — Map (db m11149) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Omro — Omro Veterans Memorial
Within these walls, sheltered with pride and honor, are our Veterans who have lost their lives. Some lost their lives in service to our Country on or off the battlefield. Others fulfilled their service and returned home to live out their lives. . . . — Map (db m36218) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Camp Bragg Memorial
Near this spot in the autumn of 1862 the 21st and 32d Regiments Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry were encamped for organization before proceeding to the front. Erected 1915 — Map (db m35107) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Chief Oshkosh Monument
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Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Civil War Monument
To the memory of the Wisconsin men who fought in the war for the Union 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m34528) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — 217 — Coles Bashford House
This house was once the home of Coles Bashford who served from 1856 to 1858 as the first Republican Governor of Wisconsin. It was built in 1855, a year after the Republican Party came into being as an avowed opponent to the further extension of . . . — Map (db m72194) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — 347 — Edgar Sawyer House
Oshkosh lumberman, banker and financier Edgar P. Sawyer hired noted local architect William Waters to design this Tudor Revival style house in 1907. Constructed of brick and limestone with parapeted gables and fluted chimneys, the house featured . . . — Map (db m20885) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — 560 — Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home
Side 1 On this site stood the house that was once the Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home. The Greek Revival-style house was built circa 1855 for Oshkosh attorney Coles Bashford (1816-1878). Bashford was later elected Wisconsin’s . . . — Map (db m96459) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — First Catholic Mass
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Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — G.A.R. Memorial
G.A.R. To Our Dead Comrades — — Map (db m40282) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Grand Opera House
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Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Kiwanis Clubs Gazebo
This Victorian gazebo was presented as a gift to the City by the four Kiwanis Clubs of Oshkosh with the funds from the first annual Oshkosh Kiwanis Mini Grand Prix Auto Race held in June 1990. Dedicated July 4, 1991 — Map (db m41917) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — 27 — Knaggs Ferry
James Knaggs, who lived across the river from this point, operated a ferry here for nineteen years. In 1831 John and Juliette Kinzie, traveling on horseback from Green Bay to their Indian Agency assignment at Portage, were ferried across. In the . . . — Map (db m3243) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Oldest House
Oldest House in Winnebago County built by Joseph H. Osborn – 1844 – Winnebago County Archeological & Historical Society 1933.Map (db m35239) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Oshkosh Korean and Vietnam War Memorials
Korean War 1950–1955 In proud rememberance of their valor. Bernier, William A. · Burdick, Herbert Jr. · Gonia, Harry J. · Henderson, Richard E. · Klatt, Charles R. · Langlitz, Lyle M. · Lansing, James M. · Lashck, Edward R. · . . . — Map (db m41740) WM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Oshkosh World War II Memorial
Let none forget they gave their all, and faltered not when came the call. 1941 — 1945 Honoring all who served and dedicated to the noble deeds of the men and women of Oshkosh who served their country and especially to . . . — Map (db m41731) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Rainbow Memorial Park
The 42nd Division composed of National Guard units from 26 states and the District of Columbia including Co. "F" Oshkosh, Co. "G" Appleton, Co. "E" Fond du Lac was formed August 1917. The 42nd Rainbow Division was named by Colonel Douglas MacArthur, . . . — Map (db m26153) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — 211 — S. J. WittmanAircraft Designer • Race Pilot • Inventor
For 38 years America's premier air race pilot, S. J. Wittman served as manager of this airport. Since 1924 he has designed and built aircraft for which he has achieved national recognition. One of his planes "Buster" is in the Smithsonian . . . — Map (db m3210) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Smith–Buckstaff
This site donated by John and Lois Smith and the heirs of John and Sarah Buckstaff Erected by the Smith School Parents and Teachers Association 1933.Map (db m35262) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Soldier and Sailor Monument
To the Soldier and Sailor Dead of the Spanish–American and World Wars from the Citizens of Oshkosh 1924 — Map (db m40265) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Spanish–American War Monument
Dedicated October 22, 1939 to commemorate the valour and patriotism of the men who served in the war with Spain, Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition 1898 – 1902 Made possible through the public spirit and . . . — Map (db m37173) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — The 32d Red Arrow Division
In Honor of the Members of The 32d Red Arrow Division Formed 18 July 1917 World War I 6 April 1917 – 11 November 1918 Campaigns "France" Alsace • Aisne-Marne • Oise-Aisne • Meuse-Argonne Casualties: . . . — Map (db m40307) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — 183 — The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Opening its doors in 1871, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was then the third normal school founded by the state. Pioneering in curricular innovations, the school also established the first kindergarten at an American public normal school in . . . — Map (db m33786) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — War Veterans Monument
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. In honor of our community's war veterans. . . . — Map (db m34648) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Oshkosh — Webster Stanley
Webster Stanley built the first house in Oshkosh near this spot 1836 Marked by Winn. Co. Arch. & Hist. Society and Wis. Power & Light Co. 1930Map (db m34910) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Town of Clayton — Larson Brothers Airport
On his father's farm in 1922, Roy Larson, his brothers, Clarence, Newell and Leonard cleared an 80 rod strip for a runway. Roy received flying instructions at Chicago in 1919, paying $50 per hour. Roy and Clarence attended the Sweeney Mechanics . . . — Map (db m43494) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Winchester — 225 — Samuel N. Rogers, Sr.Soldier of the American Revolution
Born on June 3, 1760, at Branford, Connecticut, Samuel N. Rogers, Sr., served several terms of enlistment with Captain Peck’s Company, Col. Roger Enos’ Regiment of the Connecticut Militia from 1777 to 1781. Following the war, he moved to New York . . . — Map (db m11043) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Winneconne — Little House
This “Little House” was a part of the Children’s Country Home, formerly located in the county park area in Winneconne. In 1976 it was moved to Marble Park by the Winneconne Historical Society as a Bicentennial Project. It contains . . . — Map (db m35284) HM
Wisconsin (Winnebago County), Winneconne — 48 — Poygan Paygrounds
In 1836 the Menominee Indians ceded all their lands between the Wolf and Fox Rivers to the United States Government. Payment was made every October, in twenty annual installments, on these grounds. All their remaining lands were ceded in 1848 and . . . — Map (db m34708) HM

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