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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Fond du Lac 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 Fond du Lac County, WI (35) Calumet County, WI (11) Dodge County, WI (22) Green Lake County, WI (11) Sheboygan County, WI (44) Washington County, WI (48) Winnebago County, WI (48)  FondduLacCounty(35) Fond du Lac County (35)  CalumetCounty(11) Calumet County (11)  DodgeCounty(22) Dodge County (22)  GreenLakeCounty(11) Green Lake County (11)  SheboyganCounty(44) Sheboygan County (44)  WashingtonCounty(48) Washington County (48)  WinnebagoCounty(48) Winnebago County (48)
Location of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    Fond du Lac County (35)
    Calumet County (11)
    Dodge County (22)
    Green Lake County (11)
    Sheboygan County (44)
    Washington County (48)
    Winnebago County (48)
 
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1Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — 452 — County Home CemeteryFond du Lac
This site marks the Fond du Lac County Farm Cemetery. The Farm, no longer extant, was founded in 1856 to assist indigent and mentally ill county residents. The cemetery, about 65' x 295' in size, was also known as the Courthouse Burial Grounds. . . . Map (db m73387) HM
2Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Fond du Lac County Veterans Memorial
Fond du Lac County Rolling Meadows Golf Course Dedicated to All War Veterans of Fond du Lac County This Bicentennial Year 1976 A Time Capsule Containing Historical Information Sealed Herein – To Be Opened . . . Map (db m47067) HM
3Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — G. A. R. Memorial Drive
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Drive Lest We Forget Placed by Colonel C. K. Pier Circle Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic 1932Map (db m61247) HM
4Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — 484 — Home of Governor James Duane Doty(1799-1865)
The home of James Duane Doty, oldest residence in Fond du Lac County, was built in 1839. Doty served as Federal Judge, Congressman, Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin and Superintendent of Indian Affairs. He was Governor of Utah when he died. . . . Map (db m38487) HM
5Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Locomotive No. 2714...a memorial to the era of steam railroading
     This engine was built in 1911 by the American Locomotive Company of New York. It was one of four engines purchased by the Wisconsin Central in May, 1911. It was built light for passenger service. It weighs almost 100 tons. It was fired by a . . . Map (db m77548) HM
6Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Pier Cemetery — Fond du Lac County Historical Society —
On March 1, 1838, Fanna Pier, the first white woman to live in Fond du Lac County, died at the age of 30 after a short illness. Her death was the first of a white person in the county. This plot of high ground was selected for the burial two days . . . Map (db m70250) HM
7Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Pier Cemetery 1838Resting Place of Fond du Lac's First Pioneer Family
(engraving) First Fond du Lac Home Fanna Pier 1838 Daughter of Nathan and Betsey Kendell, wife of Colwert Pier, died March 1, 1838 aged 30. Being the first white female resident and the first death in the County of Fond du Lac. . . . Map (db m71325) HM
8Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Pioneer Military Road1835
Fort Howard, Green Bay to Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien Erected by Col. C. K. Pier Circle Ladies of G. A. R. 1931Map (db m36004) HM
9Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Spanish–American War Memorial
. . . Map (db m77527) WM
10Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Supple's Marsh
Supple's Marsh came into being along with Lake Winnebago after retreat of a glacial ice sheet that covered this region 10,000 years ago. The retreating glacier deposited gravel and rocks that blocked ancient northward flowing drainage systems . . . Map (db m62063) HM
11Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — 208 — The Military Road
The Military Road, built in 1835, became the first highway to cross the state. Congress appropriated $5,000 to connect the St. Lawrence and Mississippi River basins. The troops at Fort Crawford constructed the road from Prairie du Chien to . . . Map (db m46182) HM
12Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Union Soldiers Monument
. . . Map (db m36374) HM
13Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — 572 — Union Soldiers Monument
This monument honoring local Civil War soldiers resulted from the nationalist sentiment following the war. In 1894 local artist and Fond du Lac resident Mark Harrison bequeathed $500 to erect a monument in what is now Veterans Park. On June 7, . . . Map (db m120322) HM
14Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans who have served our country past – present – future. We shall not forget. 1995 Second Ward Honoring those who answered their countries call in World War II. These gave their . . . Map (db m61245) HM
15Wisconsin (Fond du Lac County), Fond du Lac — 227 — Wisconsin Progressive Party
Near this site on May 19, 1934, the Wisconsin Progressive Party was formally organized. The Party was the result of a movement begun forty years before on the principle that the will of the people should be the law of the land. The legislation it . . . Map (db m3648) HM
 
Apr. 20, 2021