“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in McGregor, Iowa

Clickable Map of Clayton County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Clayton County, IA (11) Allamakee County, IA (4) Buchanan County, IA (1) Delaware County, IA (1) Dubuque County, IA (23) Fayette County, IA (3) Winneshiek County, IA (13) Crawford County, WI (24) Grant County, WI (36)  ClaytonCounty(11) Clayton County (11)  AllamakeeCounty(4) Allamakee County (4)  BuchananCounty(1) Buchanan County (1)  DelawareCounty(1) Delaware County (1)  DubuqueCounty(23) Dubuque County (23)  FayetteCounty(3) Fayette County (3)  WinneshiekCounty(13) Winneshiek County (13)  CrawfordCountyWisconsin(24) Crawford County (24)  GrantCounty(36) Grant County (36)
Elkader is the county seat for Clayton County
McGregor is in Clayton County
      Clayton County (11)  
      Allamakee County (4)  
      Buchanan County (1)  
      Delaware County (1)  
      Dubuque County (23)  
      Fayette County (3)  
      Winneshiek County (13)  
      Crawford County, Wisconsin (24)  
      Grant County, Wisconsin (36)  
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1 Iowa, Clayton County, McGregor — Bat Caves
Cave History Workers for the Hagensieck brewery created these cave openings around 1867 using picks, shovels and blasting powder. They used the caves to store ice and beer until the brewery closed in 1888. Hundreds of bats used the caves . . . Map (db m46742) HM
2 Iowa, Clayton County, McGregor — Blacksmith Shop
John Froelich invented the very first successful gasoline powered tractor able to proplel itself backward and forward, in 1892, right here in this village named after the Froelich family. The blacksmith, William Mann, assisted with the creation of . . . Map (db m203106) HM
3 Iowa, Clayton County, McGregor — John Froelich
In this village, John Froelich built the first gasoline tractor that propelled itself backward as well as forward. Far-reaching in its effect on modern agricultural history. It moved out of this village and into the world in 1892. Later that . . . Map (db m202935) HM
4 Iowa, Clayton County, McGregor — McGregor / Ringling Brothers
McGregor "Royal is my race," was the motto of Clan MacGregor of which McGregor's founder, Alexander MacGregor, was a descendant. It was 1837 when Alexander began a ferry boat operation on "MacGregor's Landing" that became a thriving town of . . . Map (db m44758) HM
5 Iowa, Clayton County, McGregor — Pikes Peak Overlook Landscape Interpretation
Across this impressive gorge of the Mississippi River is the mouth of the Wisconsin River. The steeply notched valleys of both rivers are carved into sedimentary bedrock which underlies the level, plateau-like uplands and forms the abrupt, . . . Map (db m46138) HM
6 Iowa, Clayton County, McGregor — Point of Discovery
Across the Mississippi is the mouth of the Wisconsin River. This is the point where on June 17, 1673 Pere Marquette and Louis Joliet, in two small canoes entered the mighty Mississippi. They were the first white men to discover the Upper Mississippi . . . Map (db m44797) HM
7 Iowa, Clayton County, McGregor — The Froelich Train Depot
The original Froelich Train Depot had been a large building located just to the north of the present location of our current depot. It was located on the west side of the old highway 18 & 52. In 1872, the railroad came through what became known . . . Map (db m203108) HM
8 Iowa, Clayton County, McGregor — The Iron Clad Store & Post OfficeBurlingame’s General Merchandise
This store was built in 1891 by Edwin Froelich, after the previous general store burned down that had been located where the Frolelich Monument is currently located. It was called the Iron Clad Store for the exterior was covered with fire-proof . . . Map (db m203105) HM
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Oct. 2, 2023