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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kewaunee, Wisconsin
Location of Kewaunee, Wisconsin
► Kewaunee County (35) ► Brown County (99) ► Door County (106) ► Manitowoc County (114) ► Benzie County, Michigan (11) ► Manistee County, Michigan (25)
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|Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad ferry slip No. 1, to your right, is the point where car-ferry service across Lake Michigan began. On Sunday, November 27, 1892, Ann Arbor Railroad car-ferry No. 1 loaded 22 cars of flour which originated at . . . — — Map (db m11760) HM|
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|The jail was designed by Oshkosh, Wisconsin architect William Waters and built in 1876. The building served a dual purpose of being both the sheriff's home and also the county lock-up. It was in use continuously until 1969. That year a county . . . — — Map (db m77344) HM|
The year was 1863. This area was a wilderness accessible only by primitive trails that wound through the vast, virgin pine forest. Here, surrounded by thousands of acres of prime timberland, Charles W. Dikeman and his partners built their . . . — — Map (db m77392) HM|
The bluffs overlooking the Kewaunee River north of the city witnessed much of Kewaunee's early history. It was here that Potawatomies had a village and eventually fought a bloody battle with the Sacs, killing an entire band.
Here . . . — — Map (db m77283) HM|
the Holy Sacrifice of Mass
on this spot
November 1, 1674. — — Map (db m11679) HM|
Before modern cement came onto the market, lime was used in the making of mortar for brick and stonework. Lime was also used for whitewashing wood instead of painting. Large furnaces used heat to reduce nearby limestone rocks into lime.
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|Why is the fence here? The fence is to limit access to a contaminated area. In the early days the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) was contacted by a hunter that an area within the boundaries of the wildlife refuge was devoid of . . . — — Map (db m39114) HM|
Shortly before midnight May 19, 1898, a fire broke out in a barn on Milwaukee Street near the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Ellis. Fanned by strong, cold northeast winds, the fire soon engulfed many of the buildings on the north side of . . . — — Map (db m77324) HM|
As you look across the Kewaunee River, it is hard to imagine that a small, thriving community existed on the opposite bank. The center of the community was the imposing flour and gristmill, which drew so many customers from miles around that . . . — — Map (db m77523) HM|