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Historical Markers in Iola, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Waupaca 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 Waupaca County, WI (41) Marathon County, WI (35) Outagamie County, WI (21) Portage County, WI (30) Shawano County, WI (8) Waushara County, WI (9) Winnebago County, WI (48)  WaupacaCounty(41) Waupaca County (41)  MarathonCounty(35) Marathon County (35)  OutagamieCounty(21) Outagamie County (21)  PortageCounty(30) Portage County (30)  ShawanoCounty(8) Shawano County (8)  WausharaCounty(9) Waushara County (9)  WinnebagoCounty(48) Winnebago County (48)
Waupaca is the county seat for Waupaca County
Iola is in Waupaca County
      Waupaca County (41)  
ADJACENT TO WAUPACA COUNTY
      Marathon County (35)  
      Outagamie County (21)  
      Portage County (30)  
      Shawano County (8)  
      Waushara County (9)  
      Winnebago County (48)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 2 — 1999 Father's Day Fire
(side 1) June 20, 1999 – Father’s Day – was disrupted by a blaze that destroyed seven buildings on the west side of Main Street in downtown Iola under a gorgeous blue-sky and calm weather. More than 200 firefighters from . . . Map (db m44330) HM
2Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 3 — Birthplace of Numismatic News
Side A The first issue of “Numismatic News” was born here Oct. 13, 1952. From this start over the next 50 years grew Krause Publications, a business that published 50 periodicals and hundreds of book titles. The idea for . . . Map (db m47672) HM
3Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 4 — Birthplace of the Iola Old Car Show
The Iola Old Car Show’s birth was a humble one. Its origins date to July 16, 1972, when Chet Krause extended to a couple score area collector car enthusiasts of his acquaintance to attend the 17th annual Iola Lions Club Chicken Roast fundraiser held . . . Map (db m55166) HM
4Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 17 — Helvetia Town Hall — Historic Iola —
Built over the summer and fall of 1919, the Helvetia Town Hall was situated on what became County Hwy. GG, about five miles northeast of Iola, serving the township until 1994. Formally inaugurated on April 6, 1920, when the first annual meeting and . . . Map (db m179248) HM
5Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 14 — Iola and Northern Depot Station Number 66 — Historic Iola —
The Iola and Northern Railroad was mothered by the Green Bay, Winona and St. Paul Railroad in 1892 when plans were announced for the construction of a line stretching from Scandinavia stretching 100 miles north to Prentice in Price County. . . . Map (db m179243) HM
6Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 16 — Iola Cancer & Tumor Sanitarium — Historic Iola —
Physician and surgeon Dr. George Dale studied cancers and tumors in Chicago prior to establishing practice in Iola in 1880. He built a structure dedicated to medical purposes at the southeast intersection of Main and State streets, with second floor . . . Map (db m179247) HM
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7Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 15 — Iola Hospital — Historic Ioka —
Iola’s public hospital planning was formalized on July 12, 1920. Shares were sold at $50 each, with a $25,000 capitalization target. Established in the home occupied by recently retired Dr. Johan H. Lee, Iola Herald reports indicate it opened . . . Map (db m179244) HM
8Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 518 — Iola Mills
Colonel J.W. Chandler, S.S. Chandler, and S. Miller built Iola's first dam and sawmill in 1853. The partners then constructed a grist mill, adding a flour mill two years later. In 1860, Henry Wipf purchased a controlling interest in the Iola . . . Map (db m32951) HM
9Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — Iola Veterans Memorial
In Memory of our Veterans [names] Dedicated to Veterans of the Iola Scandinavia Area Erected 1976 Post 14 Map (db m33143) HM
10Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 1 — Iola Winter Sports Club
The Iola Winter Sports Club’s origins trace back to January 11, 1910, with the organization of the Iola Ski Club. The first organized ski jumping tournament in Waupaca County was held at the School House Ski Hill, located in the 300 block of west . . . Map (db m47671) HM
11Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 6 — Iola’s Dr. LoopeMember of First University of Wisconsin Football Team
Side 1 The office and home of Dr. T.E. Loope, a member of the first organized University of Wisconsin football team back in 1889, stood on this site. Truman Elbert Loope was born on May 3, 1870, in Eureka, Wis., and graduated from the . . . Map (db m78334) HM
12Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 5 — Iola’s Early History
(side 1) Iola is located in the area previously known as the “Indian Land” – the land west of the Wolf River and north of the Waupaca (Tomorrow) River. It was opened for settlement after an 1848 treaty, initially disputed . . . Map (db m67232) HM
13Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 12 — Iola’s Firefighting Heritage
Side 1 The Iola Village Board at its September and October, 1892, meetings appointed and adopted a fire protection resolution committee report. At its subsequent Nov. 4 meeting it paid a $22.62 bill for the purchase of ladders; at its Feb. . . . Map (db m123207) HM
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14Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 8 — Krause PublicationsThe Early Days
Side A A business that was to bring international acclaim to Iola was established at this location on August 18, 1964, with the organization of Krause Publications as a corporate business entity. Over the next 40 years it expanded into . . . Map (db m108281) HM
15Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 10 — R. I. Anderson Machine Shop
Side 1 Rhinard I. Anderson began operating a garage and battery service station business here on April 14, 1914. By 1930, it transitioned into the R. I. Anderson Machine Shop. Rugnar (Rhinard) Isidor Andersson (Anderson) was born in . . . Map (db m123205) HM
16Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 9 — School House Ski Hill
Iola’s organized skiing tradition dates back to Tuesday, January 11, 1910, when a group of individuals met in Justice Cleaves’ office to initiate the organization of the Iola Ski Club, which morphed into the Iola Winter Sports Club some 10 years . . . Map (db m123229) HM
17Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 13 — Slaughter House Ski Hill — Historic Iola —
The first recorded ski jumping in Iola occurred on February 28, 1909, when an impromptu scaffolding constructed atop the hill in the West State and North Summit streets area hosted a local competition. The Iola Ski Club was organized on January 11, . . . Map (db m179241) HM
18Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 7 — The “Spud Alley” Era
The first half of the 20th century found Depot Street, popularly referred to as “Spud Alley,” abuzz with potato buying, storage, grading, and packing activities. Potato warehouses lined the street and railroad rights-of-way from North . . . Map (db m97867) HM
19Wisconsin (Waupaca County), Iola — 11 — The CWEC Electrified Rural Iola in 1939
Side 1 The Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. It dates to Peter M. Johnson, Ed A. Leer, William Selmer, and Erick Solberg – all of rural Iola – and K. M. Sannes of rural Scandinavia . . . Map (db m123206) HM
 
 
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Nov. 30, 2022