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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kewaunee, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Kewaunee 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 Kewaunee County, WI (35) Brown County, WI (99) Door County, WI (106) Manitowoc County, WI (114) Benzie County, MI (11) Manistee County, MI (25)  KewauneeCounty(35) Kewaunee County (35)  BrownCounty(99) Brown County (99)  DoorCounty(106) Door County (106)  ManitowocCounty(114) Manitowoc County (114)  BenzieCountyMichigan(11) Benzie County (11)  ManisteeCounty(25) Manistee County (25)
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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1Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Barge "Emerald"
. . . Map (db m60043) HM
2Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — 136 — Car – Ferry Service
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
3Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
. . . Map (db m77963) WM
4Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Courthouse Square
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
5Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Dikeman
     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
6Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Early History of Kewaunee
     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
7Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Father Marquette
Father Marquette offered the Holy Sacrifice of Mass on this spot November 1, 1674.Map (db m11679) HM
8Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Kewaunee County Lime Kilns
     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. . . . Map (db m77521) HM
9Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Kewaunee Marsh Arsenic Spill Area — Train derailment and Arsenic spill —
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
10Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — The Great Kewaunee Fire
     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
11Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — The Old Mill
     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
 
Jun. 15, 2021