“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Algoma, Wisconsin

Clickable Map of Kewaunee County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Kewaunee County, WI (36) Brown County, WI (102) Door County, WI (151) Manitowoc County, WI (116) Benzie County, MI (14) Manistee County, MI (25)  KewauneeCounty(36) Kewaunee County (36)  BrownCounty(102) Brown County (102)  DoorCounty(151) Door County (151)  ManitowocCounty(116) Manitowoc County (116)  BenzieCountyMichigan(14) Benzie County (14)  ManisteeCounty(25) Manistee County (25)
Kewaunee is the county seat for Kewaunee County
Algoma is in Kewaunee County
      Kewaunee County (36)  
      Brown County (102)  
      Door County (151)  
      Manitowoc County (116)  
      Benzie County, Michigan (14)  
      Manistee County, Michigan (25)  
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1 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — American Legion Park
Dedicated to the Memory of All American Veterans In Remembrance of Clarence and Eunice BathkeMap (db m77466) WM
2 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Brickyards
After the disastrous fires that swept through Kewaunee County in 1871, a more substantial building material was sought and brickyards made their appearance in several locations in the county. A good supply of clay located in the area between . . . Map (db m17490) HM
3 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Bruemmerville
     Henry Bruemmer, a native of Mecklenburg, Germany, learned the milling trade in his native land before emigrating. After spending a few years on the East Coast, he invested in a flourmill in Mishicot before operating a mill at Tisch Mills. In . . . Map (db m77474) HM
4 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Christmas Tree Ship Point
52 Schooners transporting Christmas trees to Milwaukee and Chicago passed this point in the 1800's. Captain Herman Schuenemann of the Christmas Tree Ship, "Rouse Simmons", was born in Algoma. One of the 52 schooners, "Lady Ellen" is located . . . Map (db m38986) HM
5 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Door-Kewaunee County College / Henry Diefenbach Sculptures
Door-Kewaunee County College      Around the turn of the previous century, it became apparent that the state normal schools were unable to supply an adequate number of teachers to meet the demand, especially in rural areas.      . . . Map (db m77444) HM
6 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — LaSalle LandingThe Most Illustrious Son of Normandy
Storm driven and without food, in October 1679, Robert LaSalle, with fourteen men, on a voyage to explore the interior of America, landed at this place. Expecting hostile Indians he erected a barricade. But instead of war they brought provisions . . . Map (db m205475) HM
7 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Officer Ronald L. Leist1939 — 1969
Responding beyond the call of duty Police Officer Ronald Leist sacrificed his life in a heroic attempt to rescue a drowning man in the Algoma Harbor on Oct. 9, 1969Map (db m15056) HM
8 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — Schooner Daniel LyonsHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails —
Type: Wooden Schooner, three masted Built: 1873, George Goble, Oswego, N.Y. Sank: October 18, 1878 Length: 138’ Beam: 26’ Cargo: Wheat Depth of Wreckage: 110’ Listed on the National Register of Historic Places About eight miles . . . Map (db m56036) HM
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9 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — The Church of St. Agnes-by-the-Lake
     The first church edifice, originally named "Grace Church", was erected on this site in 1878. This building was a brick veneer interpretation of the plan for a board and batten church found in Richard Upjohn's pattern book Rural . . . Map (db m77299) HM
10 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — The Kewaunee County Farm
     The Kewaunee County Farm was operated on this site starting in 1879. Nicknamed 'The Poor Farm' it was a place for the county's elderly who were unable to provide for themselves financially. Tenants enjoyed keeping busy by helping with the . . . Map (db m77278) HM
11 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — The Kewaunee County Piers
This was once the site of a small, bustling, waterfront community typical of many others in Kewaunee County. By the mid-1800's, as large numbers of settlers moved into the rural areas of the newly formed county, efficient transportation became a . . . Map (db m17468) HM
12 Wisconsin, Kewaunee County, Algoma — The Lumber Industry in Algoma
Just south of this site, brothers Abraham and Simon Hall built the area's first saw mill in 1852. From that time to the present, Algoma has been a significant source of wood products. Ahnapee Seating and Veneer Company was founded on this site in . . . Map (db m77326) HM
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Jun. 16, 2024