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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Vicinity
▶ Winnebago County (47) ▶ Calumet County (9) ▶ Fond du Lac County (34) ▶ Green Lake County (11) ▶ Outagamie County (20) ▶ Waupaca County (35) ▶ Waushara County (9)
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Near this spot in the autumn of
1862 the 21st and 32d Regiments
Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
were encamped for organization
before proceeding to the front.
Erected 1915 — — Map (db m35107) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m34259) HM|
To the memory of
the Wisconsin men
who fought in the war
for the Union
1861 - 1865
— — Map (db m34528) HM|
|This house was once the home of Coles Bashford who served from 1856 to 1858 as the first Republican Governor of Wisconsin.
It was built in 1855, a year after the Republican Party came into being as an avowed opponent to the further extension of . . . — — Map (db m72194) HM|
|Oshkosh lumberman, banker and financier Edgar P. Sawyer hired noted local architect William Waters to design this Tudor Revival style house in 1907. Constructed of brick and limestone with parapeted gables and fluted chimneys, the house featured . . . — — Map (db m20885) HM|
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On this site stood the house that was once the Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home. The Greek Revival-style house was built circa 1855 for Oshkosh attorney Coles Bashford (1816-1878). Bashford was later elected Wisconsin’s . . . — — Map (db m96459) HM|
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This Queen Anne style home was built in 1884 for John R.
Morgan (1833-1906) Eleanor (Hughes) Morgan (1832-
1909) and their three children. John and his brother,
Richard, arrived in Oshkosh in 1855 and established one
of Oshkosh’s . . . — — Map (db m154735) HM|
|This Victorian gazebo was presented as a gift to the City by the four Kiwanis Clubs of Oshkosh with the funds from the first annual Oshkosh Kiwanis Mini Grand Prix Auto Race held in June 1990.
Dedicated July 4, 1991 — — Map (db m41917) HM|
|James Knaggs, who lived across the river from this point, operated a ferry here for nineteen years. In 1831 John and Juliette Kinzie, traveling on horseback from Green Bay to their Indian Agency assignment at Portage, were ferried across. In the . . . — — Map (db m3243) HM|
Joseph H. Osborn
– 1844 –
Winnebago County Archeological
& Historical Society 1933. — — Map (db m35239) HM|
In proud rememberance of their valor.
Bernier, William A. · Burdick, Herbert Jr. · Gonia, Harry J. · Henderson, Richard E. · Klatt, Charles R. · Langlitz, Lyle M. · Lansing, James M. · Lashck, Edward R. · . . . — — Map (db m41740) WM|
|Let none forget they gave their all,
and faltered not when came the call.
1941 — 1945
Honoring all who served
and dedicated to the noble
deeds of the men and women
of Oshkosh who served their
country and especially to . . . — — Map (db m41731) HM|
|The 42nd Division composed of National Guard units from 26 states and the District of Columbia including Co. "F" Oshkosh, Co. "G" Appleton, Co. "E" Fond du Lac was formed August 1917. The 42nd Rainbow Division was named by Colonel Douglas MacArthur, . . . — — Map (db m26153) HM|
|For 38 years America's premier air race pilot, S. J. Wittman served as manager of this airport. Since 1924 he has designed and built aircraft for which he has achieved national recognition.
One of his planes "Buster" is in the Smithsonian . . . — — Map (db m3210) HM|
This site donated
John and Lois Smith
and the heirs of
John and Sarah Buckstaff
Erected by the Smith School
Parents and Teachers Association 1933. — — Map (db m35262) HM|
Soldier and Sailor Dead
Citizens of Oshkosh
1924 — — Map (db m40265) HM|
Dedicated October 22, 1939
to commemorate the valour
and patriotism of the men
who served in the war with
Spain, Philippine Insurrection
and China Relief Expedition
1898 – 1902
Made possible through the public
spirit and . . . — — Map (db m37173) HM|
|In Honor of
the Members of
The 32d Red
Formed 18 July 1917
World War I
6 April 1917 – 11 November 1918
Alsace • Aisne-Marne • Oise-Aisne • Meuse-Argonne
Casualties: . . . — — Map (db m40307) HM|
|Opening its doors in 1871, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was then the third normal school founded by the state. Pioneering in curricular innovations, the school also established the first kindergarten at an American public normal school in . . . — — Map (db m33786) HM|
They shall not grow old as
we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the
sun and in the morning we
will remember them.
In honor of our community's war veterans.
. . . — — Map (db m34648) HM|
built the first house in
Oshkosh near this spot
Marked by Winn. Co. Arch. & Hist. Society
and Wis. Power & Light Co. 1930 — — Map (db m34910) HM|