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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marinette County, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Marinette 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 Marinette County, WI (16) Door County, WI (119) Florence County, WI (0) Forest County, WI (3) Oconto County, WI (11) Dickinson County, MI (8) Menominee County, MI (10)  MarinetteCounty(16) Marinette County (16)  DoorCounty(119) Door County (119)  FlorenceCounty(0) Florence County (0)  ForestCounty(3) Forest County (3)  OcontoCounty(11) Oconto County (11)  DickinsonCountyMichigan(8) Dickinson County (8)  MenomineeCounty(10) Menominee County (10)
Marinette is the county seat for Marinette County
Adjacent to Marinette County, Wisconsin
      Door County (119)  
      Florence County (0)  
      Forest County (3)  
      Oconto County (11)  
      Dickinson County, Michigan (8)  
      Menominee County, Michigan (10)  
 
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1Wisconsin, Marinette County, Beecher — Beecher World War II Veterans Memorial
On U.S. 141 at County Road Z, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 141.
To the memory of those who served in World War II 1941 - 1945 Joseph Barker • Joseph Pinkhart Harold Butterfield • Robert Plummer Harold Ethington • Norbert Roloff Henry French • Edward Sonneaberg ★ Hugh French • . . . Map (db m162293) WM
2Wisconsin, Marinette County, Beecher — The Cool North Woods
On U.S. 141 at County Route Z, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 141.
Before air conditioning, interstate highways, and automobiles, a privileged few escaped the hot summers of the lower Midwest by taking trains to resorts built by the railroads in the north woods. Besides bringing settlers north and moving lumber . . . Map (db m162291) HM
3Wisconsin, Marinette County, Coleman — 477 — Lena Road Schoolhouse
On U.S. 141 north of County Highway M.
Constructed in 1911, Lena Road School is one of the few remaining intact one-room schoolhouses in Marinette County. The school grounds feature the original privies and an early hand water pump. For over fifty years, local farming families . . . Map (db m39248) HM
4Wisconsin, Marinette County, Goodman — Goodman
On US Hwy 8 (U.S. 8) at Clark Lake Road, on the right when traveling west on US Hwy 8.
The lumber companies which created many of the communities in northern Wisconsin have passed from the scene, but the villages remain, monuments to the hardihood and persistence of the residents who worked and lived in these communities. Goodman was . . . Map (db m86898) HM
5Wisconsin, Marinette County, Marinette — 10,000 Board Feet of Logs
Near Bridge Street (U.S. 41) 0.1 miles north of Riverside Avenue (State Highway 180), on the left when traveling north.
This is a typical load of 10,000 board feet of logs, as harvested during the lumber boom, about 1885. The logs were marked and piled at the river's edge. In the spring, they were floated down the Menominee River to the various booms of the thirty . . . Map (db m16130) HM
6Wisconsin, Marinette County, Marinette — Evancheck Cabin — Porterfield, Wisconsin — Built 1897 —
Near U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east.
This was a typical homesteaders' residence in the late 19th century. The Evancheck family donated the cabin in 1994 and it was reassembled on Stephenson Island. It had been in their family for almost a century.Map (db m38985) HM
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7Wisconsin, Marinette County, Marinette — Isaac Stephenson
On Riverside Avenue, 0.2 miles north of Hall Avenue (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north.
I hope the problems of life will be met and solved as they arise to the happiness and contentment of human kind Isaac Stephenson Born at Maugerville New Brunswick June 18 1829- Came to Wisconisn November 15 1845 – Located . . . Map (db m88826) HM
8Wisconsin, Marinette County, Marinette — Menominee River
Near Bridge Street (U.S. 41) 0.1 miles north of Riverside Avenue (State Highway 180), on the left when traveling north.
This river is named after the Menominees who lived here until they moved to the Wolf River in the 1850's. The Menominee River served as the main artery of commerce until the 1850's. Indians and fur traders moved their furs downriver in canoes to a . . . Map (db m15956) HM
9Wisconsin, Marinette County, Marinette — Milwaukee Road Depot — Marinette, Wisconsin
On Hattie Street at State Street, on the left when traveling south on Hattie Street.
The Marinette Train Depot was constructed by the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad in 1903 to replace an earlier depot which dated to the 1880's. The depot is a one story Queen Anne style structure with a rectangular plan. Known as a . . . Map (db m135290) HM
10Wisconsin, Marinette County, Marinette — Queen Marinette — 1793 - 1865
On Riverside Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Indian chief's daughter after whom Marinette City and county were named. Southerly about 60 feet stood her home and trading post from 1846 to 1895.Map (db m39244) HM
11Wisconsin, Marinette County, Peshtigo — In Memoriam
On Maple Street (U.S. 41) at East Front Street (County Highway B) on Maple Street.
To the memory of over 600 men, women and children who perished when every building in the Village of Peshtigo was burned and many surrounding farms were devasted in the great tornado of fire October 8, 1871.Map (db m120658) HM
12Wisconsin, Marinette County, Peshtigo — Latitude 45° N
On U.S. 41 north of Wilcox Lane, on the left when traveling north.
Theoretical Half Way Point North Pole [right arrow] 3117.55 miles Equator [left arrow] 3097.39 miles The spheroidal shape of the earth makes degrees of latitude in the north longer than in the south. The true half-way . . . Map (db m4413) HM
13Wisconsin, Marinette County, Peshtigo — Peshtigo Fire — Oct. 8, 1871 — The City Reborn from Ashes of America's Most Disastrous Forest Fire —
On French Street (Business U.S. 41) east of West Front Street, on the left when traveling east.
This bridge crosses the river that has been the heart of the community since the founding of Peshtigo. This river provides power for our commerce and daily lives. This river also protected some of our citizens who sought refuge in . . . Map (db m120500) HM
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14Wisconsin, Marinette County, Peshtigo — 1 — Peshtigo Fire Cemetery
On Oconto Avenue (County Highway B) west of Ellis Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
On the night of 0ctober 8, 1871, Peshtigo, a booming town of 1700 people, was wiped out of existence in the greatest forest fire disaster in American history. Loss of life and even property in the great fire occurring the same night in Chicago . . . Map (db m120657) HM
15Wisconsin, Marinette County, Wagner — 464 — McAllister State Graded School
On County Highway JJ, 0.3 miles east of Peterson Road, on the right when traveling east.
The term “graded school” was used to refer to any school that had more than one room and therefore contained more than one grade level of pupils. The McAllister State Graded School was built in 1914 and added to in 1919, 1924 and 1936. . . . Map (db m58569) HM
16Wisconsin, Marinette County, Wausaukee — Marinette County Forests
On U.S. 141, 0.1 miles south of Finnel Road, on the right when traveling south.
Originally covered by magnificent stands of forests, the northern two-thirds of the county consisted of cutover lands which attracted farmers from the corn belt during World War I. Wartime prosperity and settlement were followed by agricultural . . . Map (db m76254) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023