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Historical Markers in Ashland, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Ashland 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 Ashland County, WI (19) Bayfield County, WI (21) Iron County, WI (32) Price County, WI (7) Sawyer County, WI (9) Gogebic County, MI (14) Ontonagon County, MI (2) Cook County, MN (25) Lake County, MN (60)  AshlandCounty(19) Ashland County (19)  BayfieldCounty(21) Bayfield County (21)  IronCounty(32) Iron County (32)  PriceCounty(7) Price County (7)  SawyerCounty(9) Sawyer County (9)  GogebicCountyMichigan(14) Gogebic County (14)  OntonagonCounty(2) Ontonagon County (2)  CookCountyMinnesota(25) Cook County (25)  LakeCounty(60) Lake County (60)
Ashland is the county seat for Ashland County
Ashland is in Ashland County
      Ashland County (19)  
ADJACENT TO ASHLAND COUNTY
      Bayfield County (21)  
      Iron County (32)  
      Price County (7)  
      Sawyer County (9)  
      Gogebic County, Michigan (14)  
      Ontonagon County, Michigan (2)  
      Cook County, Minnesota (25)  
      Lake County, Minnesota (60)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Ashland County), Ashland — Doctor Edwin Ellis1824 - 1903 — Father of Ashland —
A man of indomitable faith, he brought culture to a wilderness. Learning and religion were of first concern. Freely giving to both, he labored unceasingly for a city whose good lay very close to his heart.Map (db m94062) HM
2Wisconsin (Ashland County), Ashland — 304 — Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy
William Daniel Leahy was born in Iowa in 1875 and his family soon moved to Wisconsin. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1892 and for the rest of his life considered Ashland his home town. Leahy graduated from the Naval Academy and served . . . Map (db m204096) HM
3Wisconsin (Ashland County), Ashland — 224 — Northland College
North Wisconsin Academy, founded in 1892 by the Congregational Churches, provided the first high school education available to young people of the small, isolated lumber camp, sawmill and farm communities in the area known as the Great Lakes Pinery, . . . Map (db m209668) HM
4Wisconsin (Ashland County), Ashland — 6 — Radisson-Groseilliers Fort
A crude structure of boughs of trees “layed acrosse, one upon an other” was erected near here by Pierre Radisson and Medart Groseilliers in 1659. The two French traders came to Chequamegon Bay from Montreal and Radisson's account of . . . Map (db m48410) HM
5Wisconsin (Ashland County), Ashland — Schooner LucerneHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails —
Type: Wooden Schooner, three-masted Built: 1873, Parsons & Humble, Tonawanda, N.Y. Sank: November 17, 1886 Length: 195’ Beam: 34’ Cargo: Grain, coal, and iron ore Depth: 20’ Lives Lost: 9 Listed on the National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m210257) HM
6Wisconsin (Ashland County), Ashland — Security Savings Bank
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Security Savings Bank 1889Map (db m125034) HM
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7Wisconsin (Bayfield County), Ashland — Lands Along the Lake
You might know that Lake Superior is the largest body of freshwater in the world, but did you know that it is large enough to generate its own small tide? This tidal action, called "seiche,” influences Fish Creek. At times, water from Chequamegon . . . Map (db m201391) HM
8Wisconsin (Bayfield County), Ashland — Voices in the Mist
VOICES IN THE MIST When the mist turns a waltz along the shoreline, and swirls heavenward via convection, lend your ears to the bay. There are forms in the mist, and in the forms there are faces. The faces smile, and the hint of a melody plays . . . Map (db m201384) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022