Powers Bluff is a worn down peak of an ancient mountain range which once covered northern Wisconsin. In geology it is known as monadnock. It is comprised almost entirely of solid metamorphic rock called quartzite.
Powers Bluff originated eons . . . — — Map (db m6109) HM
These Indian burial sites are believed to be from descendants of the Winnebago and Prairie Band Potawatomi People.
The Potawatomi tradition was to build a grave house over the burial site. These grave houses are meant to deteriorate naturally . . . — — Map (db m6103) HM
In early spring, the native ceremonial dances took place here. At their conclusion the Indians returned to their firesides amid chants and the symbolic beat of drums to thank the Great Spirit for the Spring's return. Indians from other tribes . . . — — Map (db m6128) HM
The Indians named Powers Bluff Tah-qua-kik, and was for some years the home of three tribes of Indians; the Chippewa, the Potawatomi, and the Winnebago. Local historians say that some of the Potawatomi lived here as early as 1866. They lived on the . . . — — Map (db m6110) HM
Railroading gave the first impetus toward Babcock's settlement. The settlement of Remington, located on the west bank of the Yellow River, was abandoned in favor of this site when the railroad named Babcock a division point. Two lines of the . . . — — Map (db m18287) HM
Gallagher Family Homestead: Scattered throughout the Sandhill property are
remnants of homesteads from pioneer farmers. In the early 1900s drainage ditches were dug to produce cropland out of the surrounding marshes. Killing frosts, poor soils . . . — — Map (db m225048) HM
On January 13, 1906, forefathers from Norway established the church. The first pastor to serve was Reverend J.C. Hougum.
The church building was constructed in 1907 by Jorger Erickson, Knute Evenson, Ole Gunderson, Knute Jonsrud, Ole Jorstad, . . . — — Map (db m5045) HM
In 1871, Louis and Frank Rivers constructed a one-and-a-half story log building at the present northeast corner of N. Chestnut Ave. and W. Depot St. This building served as a residence, hotel, tavern, and store. The brothers heard that the Wisconsin . . . — — Map (db m3361) HM
This property has been
placed on the
by the United States
Department of the Interior
December 12, 1976
William H. Upham
This Victorian mansion was built in . . . — — Map (db m48113) HM
1914 Designed by architect Gus A. Krasin in the Dutch Colonial Revival Style. Hamilton Roddis was as industrialist and civic leader who greatly contributed to the development of Marshfield.
Marshfield Historic Register — — Map (db m75966) HM
Raised May 29, 1901 • Removed Nov. 28, 1962
This 1,982 pound bell tolled the hours, served as community fire alarm and summoned volunteer firemen to meetings for more than four decades. The clock mechanism failed during World War II and the . . . — — Map (db m4731) HM
Prior to World War II, few Americans had ever been held as prisoners of war on foreign soil. But the surrender of U.S. forces in the Phillippines in the spring of 1942 suddenly swelled the number of POWs into the thousands, and soon a network of . . . — — Map (db m3193) HM
The People of Marshfield
to the Memory of Those
Who Gave Their Lives for
America's Cause During
the World War
George Arnett · William Arnett · Louis Binder · Frank Boyer · Frederick W. . . . — — Map (db m78336) WM
This Youth Baseball Donor Recognition monument was commissioned in 2008 by MARSH-21. Its location marks the former intersection of Oak Avenue and 2nd Street, which was converted into park area as part of the Hwy 13 Veterans Parkway . . . — — Map (db m57332) HM
Robert Friedrich, who devoted a lifetime to the sport of wrestling, claims Nekoosa as his boyhood home. Born in 1890, he began his wrestling career at the age of sixteen when he challenged another local rival to raise funds for his baseball team. . . . — — Map (db m1963) HM
This memorial dedicated
by parents, relatives and friends
to perpetuate the memory of
our valiant defenders of freedom
who made the supreme sacrifice.
World War I
Hamel, Archie ·
Huggins, Robert ·
Jackon, Lucas ·
Larsen, . . . — — Map (db m42402) HM
Lower limit of upper Wisconsin country. Called by Indians Ban-Gah-Je-Wung. First sawmill built just below here by Daniel Whitney in 1831. A strip three miles wide both sides of the Wisconsin ceded by Menominee Indians in 1836 from Point Bas forty . . . — — Map (db m7679) HM
Point Basse, the French term for "low point" or "shallows," is located in what is now the Wood County township of Saratoga. For thousands of years Native Americans crossed the Wisconsin River here, the midpoint of a trail that ran east and . . . — — Map (db m76360) HM
Five rapids covering a distance of about three miles in this area were referred to as Nekoosa (swift water) by the Chippewa Indians, who made their campground on high Swallow Rock overlooking these rapids. At the lower end of the rapids, Wakeley’s . . . — — Map (db m1109) HM
Built in 1831, Wakely’s Tavern and Trading Post was the first white settler’s house in present Wood County. River piers, shingle mill, warehouse, and gunpowder pit contributed to making this site a rendezvous for Indians, voyageurs, lumbermen . . . — — Map (db m1193) HM
In the early 1950's Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr. frequently visited the Pittsville area. On one such trip he proclaimed Pittsville to be the exact center of the State by Official Proclamation on the 27th of June, 1952.
Professional Land Surveyors . . . — — Map (db m131254) HM
This cemetery is the final resting place of men, women and children who settled Pittsville and the surrounding area. Some tombstones have weathered, some broke; some graves were never marked. Some stones were moved, but time and nature cannot remove . . . — — Map (db m7616) HM
For countless ages the wild cranberry flourished in many marshy areas of Central Wisconsin. In 1829 Daniel Whitney mentioned the purchase of three canoe loads of cranberries brought down the Yellow River by Indians from the area now known as . . . — — Map (db m1215) HM
A native of England, John Edwards Jr. settled in this area in 1859 to assume operation of his father’s sawmill, the nucleus around which the village of Port Edwards developed. Founded in 1840, the Edwards Sawmill was incorporated in 1890 into the . . . — — Map (db m1221) HM
In 1872, John Edwards Jr. became the sole owner of the Edwards and Clinton sawmill in Port Edwards, plus several other business ventures that included a general store, post office, boarding house, farming interests and land speculations. In order to . . . — — Map (db m51539) HM
The official Civil War roster of Company G of the Wisconsin 12th infantry lists two men named John Jones. They are listed as John Jones 1st and John Jones 2nd.
John Jones 1st gravesite has been located in the Ivy Green Cemetery in Bremerton, . . . — — Map (db m5954) HM
In memory of
Edmund J. Rybicki
Co-builder of the Grotto Shrine
1916 - 1991
For 62 years of dedicated service
"Without his cheerful assistance
and courageous endurance I could
never have accomplished what I did."
. . . — — Map (db m9140) HM
1871-72 found the iron horse arriving in Grand Rapids & Centrailia. The railroad bridge replaced log, river rafting & its loss of life on the dangerous river rapids. A modern iron bridge was built to withstand the early, spring thaws. Long, . . . — — Map (db m80421) HM
Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Final Alarm Bell Tower
Dedicated to the memory of
Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick,
North Lake Volunteer Fire Department,
North Lake, Wisconsin.
Died in the line-of-duty October 7, 2004. . . . — — Map (db m5253) HM
Here the vast Wisconsin River paper industry began in 1887 when the Centralia Pulp and Water Power Company converted a saw mill into a pulp and paper mill.
The pulp mill spanned the river to the island at the site of the present hydro-electric . . . — — Map (db m1043) HM
In 1891, Oberbeck Bros. Mfg. Co. created fine furniture. After 30 years, the company was shut down in 1918 when the U.S. government declared furniture mfg. non-essential during W.W.I. As a result, Ahdawagam Paper Prod. Co. was formed to . . . — — Map (db m80408) HM
Byron Robinson, born in southern Wisconsin, worked his way through Mineral Point Seminary and the University of Wisconsin from which he received a degree in 1878. In 1882, following graduation from Rush Medical College, Dr. Robinson located in Grand . . . — — Map (db m1887) HM
A native of Wisconsin and graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, John E. Toepfer made a lifelong commitment to researching the greater prairie chicken, focusing many of his efforts on these grasslands of central Wisconsin. . . . — — Map (db m147223) HM
Indians called this section of the river “Ahdawagam”—the two sided rapids, while lumbermen knew it as “Grand Rapids”—the most treacherous stretch of the river, accentuated by perilous Sherman Rock. Bloomer, . . . — — Map (db m1024) HM
In 1913, a municipal pool was established on this site. Members of the pool commission seen in this image are from left – J.R. Ragan, George Mead I, and Edgar Doudna. Today, the dams operated by Consolidated Water Power Co. provide flood . . . — — Map (db m36163) HM
The seven men, whose names are etched on the memorial boulder, are from the Winnebago Tribe, now known as the Ho-Chunk Nation. These Ho-Chunk Warriors all belong to the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division. On 9-29-1918, Allied Forces along with the American . . . — — Map (db m217839) HM WM
I was built in the 1920's and helped build several dams along the Wisconsin River. Then Nekoosa Papers Inc. purchased me and I helped build Nepco Lake. Next I saw action working on the Nekoosa Dam and the water pipeline to the Nekoosa mill. Wood . . . — — Map (db m26517) HM
Wisconsin Rapids native Myron "Grim" Natwick, the "animator's animator" was the creative genius behind Fleischer Studios' cartoon character and cultural icon, Betty Boop. Natwick was also the lead animator of Snow White in Disney's Snow White . . . — — Map (db m34313) HM
A Tribute to our Physicians & Nursing Personnel of the 19th & 20th Centuries 1855 • ”Hospital” — Above Otto Drugs 1855 • Dr. G.W. Whitney — Grand Rapids 1856 • Dr. Patrick Hurley — . . . — — Map (db m171055) HM
This huge log was cut from a mighty white pine which grew southwest of the armory on 2nd Avenue South in Wisconsin Rapids and escaped the axe of the lumberjacks for many decades. The tree was 181 years of age. It was 78 years old and quite a tree . . . — — Map (db m25239) HM
D. A. R.
In recognition of the Loyalty & Patriotism
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Corporal Foster DeCorah
Robert DeCorah · Jesse Thompson
Mike . . . — — Map (db m17748) WM
The sport of competitive show skiing was born when the first Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament was held in July of 1967. Wisconsin Rapids native Jack Lukes was instrumental in creating the tournament, helping write the tournament rules, and . . . — — Map (db m185572) HM
Persons interred in this county cemetery include former residents of the county poor farm and home for the aged as well as others requiring county burial between the years 1891 and 1948.
Donated by Martin Zurkowski — — Map (db m22580) HM
They rest in peace
so we may live in peace.
In Memory of
All American Veterans
This memorial honors all American veterans who although separated by generations shared a common, undeniable goal to valiantly protect . . . — — Map (db m29198) HM