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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grafton, Wisconsin
Location of Grafton, Wisconsin
► 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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|The area around Falls Road and Twelfth Avenue was originally known as Milwaukee Falls. The location of the dam and millrace, which were removed in 2000, attracted several manufacturers through the years. A chair factory was built in 1848, the same . . . — — Map (db m86915) HM|
| Lime Kilns
This park was once part of a limestone quarry operated by the Milwaukee Falls Lime Company, incorporated in 1890. Five vertical kilns were built for burning limestone from the quarry on the site to make quicklime. The kilns were . . . — — Map (db m95172) HM|
| History of the Lime Kiln Dam
Sources: Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center and Ozaukee County Staff
The Milwaukee Falls Lime Company was established in 1892 with the opening of a limestone quarry in the Village of Grafton. The . . . — — Map (db m95157) HM|
|Fish Passage Program
Between 2006-2013, the Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department was awarded over $8.5 million in federal, state, local, and private funding to develop, refine, and implement a comprehensive "Ozaukee Fish Passage . . . — — Map (db m149146)|
|Welcome to Paramount Plaza, a monument that recognizes the tremendous musical legacy that was recorded and produced in the Village of Grafton between 1917 and 1932!
The Paramount recordings etched their way into American history at a time when . . . — — Map (db m86767) HM|
| Side A:
Many of the most important recordings in blues history were made at the studio of Paramount Records, located here on the grounds of the Wisconsin Chair Company factory. Between 1929 and 1932 Mississippi-born blues pioneers . . . — — Map (db m86917) HM|
|Enhancing the River and improving water quality. The Milwaukee River watershed is part of the Milwaukee Basin encompassing roughly 860 square miles of land in Southeast Wisconsin. The Basin discharges into Lake Michigan, the source of drinking water . . . — — Map (db m131510) HM|