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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cedarburg
Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Vicinity
▶ Ozaukee County (112) ▶ Milwaukee County (497) ▶ Sheboygan County (44) ▶ Washington County (48) ▶ Waukesha County (116) ▶ Muskegon County, Michigan (15) ▶ Oceana County, Michigan (13)
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|In our ancient past, Wisconsin was crossed by a system of trails first forged by deer and elk as they migrated in search of good weather, food and salt. Native Americans used the Paths as they hunted, traded, and made war in troubled times. Some . . . — — Map (db m66620) HM|
|Built of native limestone in 1855 by Frederick Hilgen and William Schroeder at a cost of $22,000, on land at $1 per acre, this mill ground 120 barrels of flour daily. Burchard Weber was the builder. — — Map (db m37085) HM|
|Built here in 1864-65 because of Cedar Creek’s water power, Hilgen and Wittenberg’s mill made yarns, blankets and flannels. Incorporated in 1872 as the Cedarburg Woolen Mill, it was the only extensive woolen mill in 1878. A branch mill built in . . . — — Map (db m30689) HM|
|Built in 1853 by Edward H. Janssen, with his brother Theodore and a Mr. Gaitsch, this mill exemplifies the local structural use of this area’s excellent native limestone during the middle 1800’s. — — Map (db m32802) HM|
|In 1856, Carl Ludwig Deecke (1814-1864), pronounced Decker, purchased 10 acres of land at the intersection of Plank Road (CTH NN) and Granville Road. In 1858, Deecke petitioned the Cedarburg Town Board of Supervisors to layout a "good, serviceable" . . . — — Map (db m135849) HM|
|This area was originally settled by Patrick Halpin who purchased a land patent for the northern half of the intersection in 1844. Five Corners was named for the intersection of the State Road (presently STH 60) from Jackson to Grafton with Plank . . . — — Map (db m152031) HM|
|Settled by Irish immigrants, “New Dublin” was renamed in 1847 after William S. Hamilton, son of Alexander, spent the night here in what became the first stagecoach stop between Milwaukee and Green Bay (1848). Settled before Cedarburg, . . . — — Map (db m32799) HM|
|The Hamilton Turnhalle, a fieldstone building trimmed with cut limestone quoins, lintels and sills, was constructed by local farmers and merchants in 1867. Edward Janssen was the contractor.
The last remaining turner hall of its type in the . . . — — Map (db m51002) HM|
|The source of Cedarburg’s vigor from its birth as a village in 1845 was the power-producing creek that the Irish and German immigrants found here. After building five dams and five mills, the life of the community flowed along the banks of the Cedar . . . — — Map (db m147967) HM|
| Interurban Bridge
In 1907, the Milwaukee Northern Railway Company constructed this riveted-steel Thru Truss Bridge over Cedar Creek. Manufactured by Carnegie Steel and measuring 159 ft. long by 12 ft. wide by 20 ft. high, the bridge was . . . — — Map (db m80528) HM|
|At the intersection of present day Covered Bridge and Kaehlers Mill Roads was the hamlet of Kaehlers Mill. A flouring mill was established in about 1847 by Charles F. Uhlig. After going bankrupt, Uhlig's mother sold the west half of the northwest . . . — — Map (db m58534) HM|
|This bridge was built by the Town of Cedarburg on petition of neighboring farmers to replace periodically washed out bridges. Pine logs, cut and milled at Baraboo, were fitted and set in place in lattice truss construction with 3 X 10 inch planks . . . — — Map (db m31237) HM|
|The American Liberty elm was named after "The Liberty Tree": Our Country's first Symbol of Freedom. On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest of the hated Stamp . . . — — Map (db m58878) HM|
|Origin of Cedar Creek
Dropping approximately eighty feet in two and half miles, Cedar Creek’s falling water power provided enough energy to drive Cedarburg’s many mills for over one hundred years. The creek rises from big and Little Cedar . . . — — Map (db m31240) HM|
|From the beginning, energy played a vital role in Cedarburg's history. In the mid-1800s, the swift currents and natural falls of Cedar Creek attracted German immigrants who harnessed the energy to power their grain mills. The mills brought people . . . — — Map (db m87078) HM|
It was on this site in the 1840s that Christian Boerner opened a general store, selling primarily dry goods. Little could anyone imagine that this store would ultimately become a movie theater so significant to the life and tradition of the . . . — — Map (db m88548) HM|
|Washington Avenue Historic District
Even before Cedarburg incorporated in 1885, the community thrived with mills, shops, hotels, churches and residences, many of which remain in Cedarburg’s commercial center as part of the Washington Avenue . . . — — Map (db m147968) HM|