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

Clickable Map of Walworth 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> Walworth County, WI (36) Jefferson County, WI (49) Kenosha County, WI (39) Racine County, WI (42) Rock County, WI (35) Waukesha County, WI (133) Boone County, IL (5) McHenry County, IL (38)  WalworthCounty(36) Walworth County (36)  JeffersonCounty(49) Jefferson County (49)  KenoshaCounty(39) Kenosha County (39)  RacineCounty(42) Racine County (42)  RockCounty(35) Rock County (35)  WaukeshaCounty(133) Waukesha County (133)  BooneCountyIllinois(5) Boone County (5)  McHenryCounty(38) McHenry County (38)
Elkhorn is the county seat for Walworth County
Delavan is in Walworth County
      Walworth County (36)  
      Jefferson County (49)  
      Kenosha County (39)  
      Racine County (42)  
      Rock County (35)  
      Waukesha County (133)  
      Boone County, Illinois (5)  
      McHenry County, Illinois (38)  
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1 Wisconsin, Walworth County, Delavan — 440 — Birthplace of “The Greatest Show on Earth”
At this site, March 20, 1871, the first P.T. Barnum Circus was loaded on rail cars and transported to Brooklyn, NY where it made its initial performance on April 10, 1871. The circus was conceived and organized in Delavan by William C. Coup and Dan . . . Map (db m109261) HM
2 Wisconsin, Walworth County, Delavan — 344 — Delavan’s Historic Brick Street
Dusty and rutted in dry spells, muddy and miserable in wet, Delavan’s main street, Walworth Avenue, remained unpaved from the 1830’s until the second decade of the 20th century. In 1911, Delavan’s City Council voted to pave the three block central . . . Map (db m230140) HM
3 Wisconsin, Walworth County, Delavan — 128 — Delavan's Circus Colony
In 1847 two New York brothers, Edmund and Jeremiah Mabie, toured Wisconsin with their United States Olympic Circus. The circus stopped over in Delavan and the brothers took time off to hunt prairie chicken near Delavan Lake. They liked the area so . . . Map (db m230139) HM
4 Wisconsin, Walworth County, Delavan — 166 — Wisconsin's First School for the Deaf
In 1839 Ebenezer Cheseboro emigrated to Wisconsin from New York and settled in the town of Darien, two miles west of Delavan on the Janesville road. Due to the lack of a school for his deaf daughter, Ariadna, a teacher of the deaf was hired to come . . . Map (db m33473) HM
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Jun. 12, 2024