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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Clickable Map of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Manitowoc County, WI (116) Brown County, WI (101) Calumet County, WI (11) Kewaunee County, WI (36) Sheboygan County, WI (44) Manistee County, MI (25) Mason County, MI (16)  ManitowocCounty(116) Manitowoc County (116)  BrownCounty(101) Brown County (101)  CalumetCounty(11) Calumet County (11)  KewauneeCounty(36) Kewaunee County (36)  SheboyganCounty(44) Sheboygan County (44)  ManisteeCountyMichigan(25) Manistee County (25)  MasonCounty(16) Mason County (16)
Manitowoc is the county seat for Manitowoc County
Manitowoc is in Manitowoc County
      Manitowoc County (116)  
      Brown County (101)  
      Calumet County (11)  
      Kewaunee County (36)  
      Sheboygan County (44)  
      Manistee County, Michigan (25)  
      Mason County, Michigan (16)  
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1Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — "Pulaski Square"In Memory of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski — 1779 - 1929 —
Brave and famous Pole who fell mortally wounded during the siege of Savannah, GA. Oct. 11, 1779 while leading a detachment of cavalry in an attack upon the British lines. Dedicated by the Manitowoc Poles in commemoration of the . . . Map (db m57375) HM
2Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — A Century of Service: Manitowoc Public Library 1900-2000
Manitowoc has a rich library tradition. Around the Civil War several efforts were made to provide library services, but failed primarily due to lack of funding. During 1898 and 1899 the Clio Club, a women's literary group, raised $4,700 to establish . . . Map (db m57496) HM
3Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Alf Muchin & Sons Furniture Store; Anderson Electric Company
Alf Muchin & Sons Furniture Store; Anderson Electric Company 821-823 Washington Street c. 1930 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 8th Street Historic District . . . Map (db m57526) HM
4Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 594 — American Legion Memorial Drive
On January 8, 1928, Robert E. Burns of American Legion Post 165 held a special meeting to finalize plans for a public memorial honoring fallen service members of World War I. The plan was to plant a lane of trees on each side of the new . . . Map (db m179328) HM
5Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — American Legion Memorial Tree
This tree is planted in memory of our fallen comrades of the World War - For God and Country -Map (db m57235) HM
6Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Brandt Printing & Binding Co.
. . . Map (db m57512) HM
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7Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Charles W. White Law Office
Charles W. White Law Office 909 South Eighth Street c. 1863 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 8th Street Historic District Manitowoc, . . . Map (db m57523) HM
8Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Christine Drost Millinery
. . . Map (db m57517) HM
9Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 478 — Collins Road Bridge Span
This bridge was originally one of five spans that carried Collins Road over the Manitowoc River in the Town of Rockland. Built in 1911, it was replaced in 2001 and moved to Pinecrest Historical Village. This span is preserved to illustrate the . . . Map (db m48409) HM
10Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — County Hospital Cemetery
This publicly-owned cemetery contains the burials of 162 patients from the Manitowoc County Asylum for the Insane and the Manitowoc County Hospital who died between the years 1917 and 1974. The names of all, but two, are known. The Manitowoc . . . Map (db m57291) HM
11Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — F.C. Buerstatte Pharmacy
. . . Map (db m57508) HM
12Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Fehr's Jewelry
. . . Map (db m57521) HM
13Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 8 — First Court House and Jail
This boulder marks the square where the First Court House and Jail were located in Manitowoc County Built in 1840Map (db m57246) HM
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14Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 53 — First Landing
This Spot Marks the Landing of the First White Settlers in Manitowoc May 5, 1836 ________ Manitowoc County Historical Society 1939Map (db m32581) HM
15Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Fred Schultz Residence
. . . Map (db m57513) HM
16Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Fricke Brewery
. . . Map (db m57615) HM
17Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — G.A.R - H.M. Walker Post 18Grand Army of the Republic
1861 - 1865 Grand Army of The Republic H.M. Walker Post No. 18Map (db m57243) HM
18Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — G.W. Fechter Stationery
. . . Map (db m57507) HM
19Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — German-American Bank
German-American Bank 902 Jay Street c. 1901 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m57494) HM
20Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Tree
Memorial Tree planted in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic by its Auxillary the National Woman's Relief CorpsMap (db m57236) HM
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21Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — I.O.O.F. BlockInternational Order of Odd Fellows
I.O.O.F. Block International Order of Odd Fellows 927 South Eighth Street c. 1890 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 8th Street Historic District Manitowoc, . . . Map (db m57524) HM
22Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — J. Jarchow Blacksmith Shop
. . . Map (db m57527) HM
23Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — J.P. Schreihart Building
. . . Map (db m57528) HM
24Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Last Run of the U.S.S. CobiaU.S.S. Cobia SS-245
The U.S.S. Cobia was towed to Manitowoc on August 17, 1970 and was moored 400 yards upriver from here. There she remained until May 28, 1986 when she made her "Last Run" to this site. This most recent relocation of the U.S.S. Cobia and the . . . Map (db m98760) HM
25Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 369 — Manitowoc and the Car Ferries / S.S. Badger
(Side A) Manitowoc and the Car Ferries. In the first five decades of the 20th century, Lake Michigan railroad car ferry service aided national defense and the regional economy by providing a key transportation alternative to the railroad . . . Map (db m11835) HM
26Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 81000047 — Manitowoc County Courthouse
. . . Map (db m57309) HM
27Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Manitowoc County Veterans Memorial Park
Dedicated to those who served and died May their sacrifice forever inspire freedom "I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and did what others feared to do. I asked nothing from those who gave . . . Map (db m57252) WM
28Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Manitowoc Motor Hotel
. . . Map (db m57509) HM
29Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Manitowoc National Bank
. . . Map (db m57515) HM
30Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Manitowoc Savings Bank
. . . Map (db m57516) HM
31Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 285 — Manitowoc Submarines
At the outbreak of World War II in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called upon America to rearm. Increasing the number of submarines became a goal. Because existing shipbuilders could not meet production schedules, the U.S. Navy approached . . . Map (db m12075) HM
32Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 246 — Manitowoc's Maritime Heritage
In 1847 Captain Joseph Edwards built the schooner Citizen here, beginning an era of maritime tradition in Manitowoc which has still not ended. The Challenge, believed one of the first clipper ships produced on the Great Lakes, was . . . Map (db m12073) HM
33Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — O. Torrison & Co.
. . . Map (db m57510) HM
34Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Old Military Road
This tablet marks the Old Military Road completed in 1840 used between Fort Howard (Green Bay) and Fort Dearborn (Chicago)Map (db m57240) HM
35Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Potter's Field Cemetery
The land was originally part of 80 acres owned by Jacob W. Conroe who built a sawmill at Manitowoc Rapids in 1856. In 1914 the farmland was purchased by Manitowoc County and the ground set aside as a free burial place for poor destitute and unknown . . . Map (db m57290) HM
36Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Ralph Clark Huston Jr.
Ralph Clark Huston Jr. S1/c USNR 20 MM Loader killed by Japanese gunfire during surface attack by Cobia 2-27-45 remains committed to the deep.Map (db m39474) HM
37Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Residence713 Washington Street
. . . Map (db m57514) HM
38Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Rummele's Jewelry
. . . Map (db m57511) HM
39Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — S.S. Kresge Co.
. . . Map (db m57522) HM
40Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Salomon Brothers in the Civil War
In memory of four brothers Residents of Manitowoc Distinguished for service in the Civil War Charles E. Salomon Brigadier General US Army Fred Salomon Major General US Army Edward Salomon Governor of Wisconsin 1862-1864 Herman . . . Map (db m56734) HM
41Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Schreihart Building
. . . Map (db m57614) HM
42Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Sexton House1878
Is listed in the National and State Registers of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and The State Historical Society of WisconsinMap (db m57389) HM
43Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Soldiers and SailorsEternal Flame
On Memorial Day May 30, 1969 the American Legion Post 88 Manitowoc dedicated the eternal flame to all veterans of Manitowoc County. The flame was kept burning with donations from the American Legion, other veterans organizations and concerned . . . Map (db m57251) HM
44Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Sputnik IV
Sputnik IV Satellite fragment was recovered at this site Sept 6, 1962Map (db m57292) HM
45Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Staff Sgt. Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller was born on August 11, 1916 in Manitowoc, the third son of Henry and Margaret Miller. He was inducted into the United States Army in June 1942 at Two Rivers. Miller landed in France on September 14, 1944, part of the Allied invasion . . . Map (db m57249) HM
46Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Steam Barge Francis HintonHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails —
Type: Wooden steam barge Built: 1889, Hansen & Scove, Manitowoc, Wis. Sank: November 16, 1909 Length: 152’ Beam: 31’ Cargoes: Lumber, wood products Propulsion: Propeller Depth of Wreckage: 15’ Listed on the National Register of . . . Map (db m56035) HM
47Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Tauscheck's Millinery
. . . Map (db m57518) HM
48Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — The Wampum or Mexico1789 - 1844
. . . Map (db m57238) HM
49Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Cobia
U.S.S. Cobia has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1986 National Park Service United States . . . Map (db m39489) HM
50Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Golet (SS 361)
Keel Laid 27 January 1943 Launched 1 August 1943 Commissioned 30 November 1943 On 18 March 1944 the U.S.S. Golet departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. A severe combination of fog, rain, and ice prohibited her from sinking . . . Map (db m98710) HM WM
51Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Guavina (SS 362)
Keel Laid 3 March 1943 Launched 29 August 1943 Commissioned 23 December 1943 On 6 April 1944 the U.S.S. Guavina departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol off the Bonin Islands. By the end of the war the Guavina completed 6 . . . Map (db m98715) HM WM
52Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Guitarro (SS 363)
Keel Laid 7 April 1943 Launched 26 September 1943 Commissioned 26 January 1944 On 7 May 1944 the U.S.S. Guitarro departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Guitarro sank 2 vessels during her first patrol and 4 during her . . . Map (db m98757) HM WM
53Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Hammerhead (SS 364)
Keel Laid 5 May 1943 Launched 24 October 1943 Commissioned 1 March 1944 On 6 June 1944 the U.S.S. Hammerhead departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Hammerhead sank 5 vessels totalling 25,178 tons during her second . . . Map (db m98759) HM WM
54Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365)
Keel Laid 7 July 1943 Launched 12 December 1943 Commissioned 18 April 1944 On 27 July 1944 the U.S.S. Hardhead departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. On 23 June 1945 she sank 3 warships, including 2 submarine chasers. During . . . Map (db m98764) HM WM
55Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Hawkbill (SS 366)
Keel Laid 7 August 1943 Launched 9 January 1944 Commissioned 17 May 1944 On 23 August 1944 the U.S.S. Hawkbill left Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. She sank a destroyer during her second patrol, and on her third patrol sank 2 . . . Map (db m98774) HM WM
56Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Icefish (SS 367)
Keel Laid 4 September 1943 Launched 20 February 1944 Commissioned 10 June 1944 On 9 September 1944 the U.S.S. Icefish departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Icelfish was credited with sinking 2 vessels totalling . . . Map (db m98775) HM WM
57Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Jallao (SS 368)
Keel Laid 29 September 1943 Launched 12 March 1944 Commissioned 8 July 1944 On 9 October 1944 the U.S.S. Jallao departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. During this patrol she, with assistance from Navy aircraft, sank a light . . . Map (db m98788) HM WM
58Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Kete (SS 369)
Keel Laid 25 October 1943 Launched 9 April 1944 Commissioned 31 July 1944 On 31 October 1944 the U.S.S. Kete departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. On 10 March 1945, during her second patrol, she sank 3 vessels totalling . . . Map (db m98801) HM WM
59Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Kraken (SS 370)
Keel Laid 14 December 1943 Launched 30 April 1944 Commissioned 8 September 1944 On 12 December 1944 the U.S.S. Kraken departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol, during which she rescued a downed American airman. She earned 1 . . . Map (db m98807) HM WM
60Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Lagarto (SS 371)
Keel Laid 11 January 1944 Launched 28 May 1944 Commissioned 14 October 1944 On 24 January 1945 the U.S.S. Lagarto departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. During this patrol she sank 2 vessels totalling 1,845 tons. One of . . . Map (db m98808) HM WM
61Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Lamprey (SS 372)
Keel Laid 22 February 1944 Launched 18 June 1944 Commissioned 17 November 1944 On 17 February 1945 the U.S.S. Lamprey departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol off the coast of Luzon in the Philippines. The Lamprey's second . . . Map (db m98815) HM WM
62Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Lizardfish (SS 373)
Keel Laid 14 March 1944 Launched 16 July 1944 Commissioned 30 December 1944 On 9 April 1945 the U.S.S. Lizardfish departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first Patrol. The Lizardfish was credited with sinking one vessel, a submarine . . . Map (db m98818) HM WM
63Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Loggerhead (SS 374)
Keel Laid 1 April 1944 Launched 13 August 1944 Commissioned 9 February 1945 On 15 May 1945 the U.S.S. Loggerhead left Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Loggerhead conducted 2 patrols and was not credited with any . . . Map (db m98819) HM WM
64Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Macabi (SS 375)
Keel Laid 1 May 1944 Launched 19 September 1944 Commissioned 29 March 1945 On 9 July 1945 the U.S.S. Macabi departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Macabi conducted 2 patrols and was not credited with any sinkings. . . . Map (db m98834) HM WM
65Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Mapiro (SS 376)
Keel Laid 30 May 1944 Launched 9 November 1944 Commissioned 30 April 1945 On 4 August 1945 the U.S.S. Mapiro departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. She arrived at Saipan, Mariana Islands, on 15 August 1945, the day the . . . Map (db m98835) HM WM
66Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Menhaden (SS 377)
Keel Laid 21 June 1944 Launched 20 December 1944 Commissioned 22 June 1945 The U.S.S. Menhaden was not destined to see action because the war ended while she was in Panama. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the . . . Map (db m98837) HM
67Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Mero (SS 378)
Keel Laid 22 July 1944 Launched 17 January 1945 Commissioned 17 August 1945 On 19 November 1945 the U.S.S. Mero departed Manitowoc. The Mero was the last of 28 submarines built at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. She was not . . . Map (db m98838) HM WM
68Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Peto (SS 265)
Keel Laid 18 June 1941 Launched 30 April 1942 Commissioned 21 November 1942 The U.S.S. Peto was the first submarine built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. On 2 April 1943 she left Brisbane, Australia, to begin her first patrol. . . . Map (db m98384) HM WM
69Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Pogy (SS 266)
Keel Laid 15 September 1941 Launched 23 June 1942 Commissioned 10 January 1943 On 15 April 1943 the U.S.S. Pogy departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Pogy sank 3 vessels, including a 5,000 ton transport loaded with . . . Map (db m98394) HM WM
70Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Pompon (SS 267)
Keel Laid 26 November 1941 Launched 15 August 1942 Commissioned 17 March 1943 On 10 July 1943 the U.S.S. Pompon left Brisbane, Australia, to begin her first patrol. She sank a 5,871 ton transport during this patrol. On her sixth and . . . Map (db m98641) HM
71Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Puffer (SS 268)
Keel Laid 16 February 1942 Launched 22 November 1942 Commissioned 27 April 1943 On 7 September 1943 the U.S.S. Puffer departed Darwin, Australia, to begin her first patrol. She sank 3 vessels, including a submarine tender and a 5,113 . . . Map (db m98649) HM WM
72Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Rasher (SS 269)
Keel Laid 4 May 1942 Launched 20 December 1942 Commissioned 8 June 1943 On 3 October 1943 the U.S.S. Rasher departed Darwin, Australia, to begin her first patrol. By the end of the war she completed 8 patrols. She was credited with . . . Map (db m98650) HM WM
73Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Raton (SS 270)
Keel Laid 29 May 1942 Launched 24 January 1943 Commissioned 13 July 1943 On 16 October 1943 the U.S.S. Raton departed Brisbane, Australia, to begin her first patrol. She sank 3 vessels totalling 18,801 tons during this patrol. The . . . Map (db m98676) HM WM
74Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Ray (SS 271)
Keel Laid 20 July 1942 Launched 28 February 1943 Commissioned 27 July 1943 On 15 August 1943 the U.S.S. Ray departed Milne Bay, New Guinea, to begin her first patrol. During her sixth patrol, she and Navy aircraft shared credit for . . . Map (db m98680) HM WM
75Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Redfin (SS 272)
Keel Laid 3 September 1942 Launched 4 April 1943 Commissioned 31 August 1943 On 26 December 1943 the U.S.S. Redfin departed New Guinea to begin her first patrol. The Redfin sank 3 vessels, including a destroyer, during her second . . . Map (db m98683) HM WM
76Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Robalo (SS 273)
Keel Laid 24 October 1942 Launched 9 May 1943 Commissioned 28 September 1943 On 8 January 1944 the U.S.S. Robalo began her first patrol west of the Philippines. During her first 2 patrols, she earned the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service . . . Map (db m98696) HM WM
77Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — U.S.S. Rock (SS 274)
Keel Laid 23 December 1942 Launched 20 June 1943 Commissioned 26 October 1943 On 8 February 1944 the U.S.S. Rock departed Pearl Harbor to begin her first patrol. The Rock was credited with sinking 1 vessel and damaging 42,282 tons . . . Map (db m98697) HM WM
78Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Union Park
The land for "North Side Park" was donated by Manitowoc founder Benjamin Jones. A Victorian bandstand and ornate drinking fountain were once located in the center. Following Fort Sumter, April, 1861, volunteers marched and drilled here . . . Map (db m32631) HM
79Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — Vilas - Rahr MansionRahr West Art Museum
Vilas-Rahr Mansion 610 North Eighth Street c. 1893 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m57571) HM
80Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — W. Stephani Block
. . . Map (db m57525) HM
81Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — William Rathsack & Sons Co. Hardware
. . . Map (db m57520) HM
82Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — 251 — Winnebago Trail
Many modern highways follow routes marked out long ago by Indian people. The Winnebago Trail across central Wisconsin became the general course of Highways 151 from Manitowoc to Fond du Lac, 45 from Fond du Lac to Oshkosh, 21 from Oshkosh . . . Map (db m32499) HM
83Wisconsin (Manitowoc County), Manitowoc — World War I Memorial
In memory of the men and women who offered their lives for the freedom of mankind in the World War of 1914 — 1918 Presented by The American Legion AuxillaryMap (db m57467) HM
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Oct. 1, 2022