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
Fond du Lac County
Dedicated to All
War Veterans of
Fond du Lac County
A Time Capsule
Herein – To Be
Opened . . . — — Map (db m47067) HM
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
Dedicated to all veterans
who have served our country
past – present – future.
We shall not forget.
Honoring those who
answered their countries
call in World War II.
These gave their . . . — — Map (db m61245) HM
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