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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Juneau County, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Juneau County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Juneau County, WI (20) Adams County, WI (8) Columbia County, WI (73) Jackson County, WI (26) Monroe County, WI (20) Sauk County, WI (59) Vernon County, WI (27) Wood County, WI (55)  JuneauCounty(20) Juneau County (20)  AdamsCounty(8) Adams County (8)  ColumbiaCounty(73) Columbia County (73)  JacksonCounty(26) Jackson County (26)  MonroeCounty(20) Monroe County (20)  SaukCounty(59) Sauk County (59)  VernonCounty(27) Vernon County (27)  WoodCounty(55) Wood County (55)
Mauston is the county seat for Juneau County
Adjacent to Juneau County, Wisconsin
      Adams County (8)  
      Columbia County (73)  
      Jackson County (26)  
      Monroe County (20)  
      Sauk County (59)  
      Vernon County (27)  
      Wood County (55)  
 
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1Wisconsin, Juneau County, Camp Douglas — 16 — Castle Rock
On County Highway C north of Interstate 90/94, on the right when traveling east.
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
2Wisconsin, Juneau County, Camp Douglas — In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. Volk
Near County Highway C north of Interstate 90/94, on the left when traveling north.
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
3Wisconsin, Juneau County, Camp Douglas — 299 — Wisconsin Military Reservation
Near County Highway C north of Interstate 90/94.
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
4Wisconsin, Juneau County, Camp Douglas — Wisconsin Winnebago Veterans Monument
Near County Highway C north of Interstate 90/94, on the left when traveling north.
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
5Wisconsin, Juneau County, Elroy — 252 — Elroy – Sparta State Trail
On Main Street (State Highway 71) 0.5 miles west of Academy Street (State Highway 80/82), on the right when traveling west.
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
6Wisconsin, Juneau County, Lyndon Station — 87 — Hop Raising
On North Wisconsin Street (County Highway HH) north of West Julius Street (County Highway N), on the right when traveling south.
“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
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7Wisconsin, Juneau County, Lyndon Station — Lyndon Station Area Veterans Memorial
On Wright Street west of Rogers Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
8Wisconsin, Juneau County, Lyndon Station — 312 — The Iron Brigade
Near Interstate 90/94 at milepost 74, on the right when traveling east.
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
9Wisconsin, Juneau County, Lyndon Station — 269 — The Wisconsin River“The Nation’s Hardest-Working River”
Near Interstate 90/94 at milepost 74, on the right when traveling east.
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
10Wisconsin, Juneau County, Lyndon Station — Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway
Near Interstate 94, on the right when traveling west.
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
11Wisconsin, Juneau County, Mauston — 95 — Orland S. Loomis (1893–1942)Governor–Elect 1942
On East State Street (State Highway 82) near Oak Street, on the left when traveling west.
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
12Wisconsin, Juneau County, Mauston — Stewart's Chapel1874
On County Road O, 0.2 miles west of State Highway 58, on the left when traveling west.
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
13Wisconsin, Juneau County, Mauston — 270 — The Sand Counties – Aldo Leopold Territory
Near Interstate 90/94 at milepost 75, on the right when traveling west.
“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
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14Wisconsin, Juneau County, Necedah — Soldiers Monument
Near North Main Street (State Highway 80) at Maple Street.
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
15Wisconsin, Juneau County, New Lisbon — Mrs. Salter Killed Here
On State Highway 80, 0.2 miles south of 32nd Street, on the left when traveling north.
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-GeeMap (db m31455) HM
16Wisconsin, Juneau County, New Lisbon — New Lisbon Civil War Memorial
Near South Adams Street (State Highway 16/80) near East Court Street.
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
17Wisconsin, Juneau County, Wonewac — Geology of the 400 TrailGlacial Lake and Sandstone Bluffs
Near Gordon Street west of Center Street (State Route 33).
If you had been here 12,000 years ago, you would be standing at the bottom of an 1825 square mile lake called Glacial Lake Wisconsin. It was formed when glacial ice blocked the Wisconsin River, allowing water to back up to Stevens Point. The . . . Map (db m158771) HM
18Wisconsin, Juneau County, Wonewoc — The Lost DistrictWhere Wonewoc Began
On Washington Street at County Highway FF on Washington Street.
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 . . . Map (db m33910) HM
19Wisconsin, Juneau County, Wonewoc — Towns made from this?Oxbow Lake and Brickyard Slough
Near Gordon Street west of Center Street (State Route 33).
Old rivers, like the Baraboo, have wide flood plains and many wide curves called meanders. These sharp bends and twists frequently become so curved that a loop is formed, separated by only a narrow neck of land. The river eventually cuts across the . . . Map (db m158701) HM
20Wisconsin, Juneau County, Wonewoc — Wonewoc HistoryIncorporated 1878
Near Gordon Street west of Center Street (State Route 33), on the left when traveling west.
Explored by white lumber prospectors in 1842, this site was settled in 1851 and platted as the Village of Wonewoc in 1854. Long the center of a thriving agricultural district with a vibrant local market, the village was originally a lusty lumber . . . Map (db m158700) HM
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Feb. 7, 2023