15 entries match your criteria.
Historical Markers and War Memorials in Portage, Wisconsin
Location of Portage, Wisconsin
► Columbia County (73) ► Adams County (8) ► Dane County (431) ► Dodge County (22) ► Green Lake County (11) ► Juneau County (20) ► Marquette County (11) ► Sauk County (47)
Touch name on list to highlight map location.
Touch blue arrow, or on map, to go there.
|In the autumn of 1828 a permanent fort was built on this site by the First Regiment of the United States Infantry under the command of Maj. David E. Twiggs, later a general in the Confederate Army. The fort was constructed primarily to control the . . . — — Map (db m2364) HM|
|Home of Army Surgeons 1834 - 1845 Occupied by Francis LeRoy before 1828 Restored by Wisconsin Society, Daughters of the American Revolution 1954 — — Map (db m42904) HM|
|Considered the most important historian of the United States in the twentieth century, Frederick Jackson Turner brought a new understanding to the meaning of the American experience. He was born in Portage; his father was Andrew Jackson Turner, a . . . — — Map (db m20029) HM|
|The Indian Agency House was built in 1832 by the United States Government for John Harris Kinzie and his wife Juliette Magill Kinzie. John Kinzie was the Indian Agent to the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians. He had been assigned by the Government to . . . — — Map (db m42998) HM|
|This tablet marks the place near which Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet entered the Wisconsin River June 14, 1673 — — Map (db m2342) HM|
|Ketchum’s Point, named for a local family, stands above the low, marshy Portage connecting the Fox River and Great Lakes with the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. This waterway served as a vital thoroughfare for supplies and furs during the fur . . . — — Map (db m2407) HM|
|On June 14, 1673 Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet started the portage (1.28 miles) from here to the Wisconsin River, which led to their discovery of the Upper Mississippi June 17, 1673 at Prairie du Chien. The expedition, in two birch bark . . . — — Map (db m2341) HM|
|Landing place of the ferry built by Pierre Pauquette and operated by him from about 1828 until his death in 1836. This ferry was in use until the first bridge was built across the Wisconsin River in 1857. — — Map (db m74344) HM|
|Near here in 1849 Thomas Twiggs began a settlement of unemployed potters from Staffordshire, England. To help farmers on both sides of the Fox River reach his store and blacksmith shop at Twiggs' Landing, he operated Emancipation Ferry, named to . . . — — Map (db m20084) HM|
|Patriots Cooper Pixley and Alexander Porter served the cause of gaining our nation's independence while dedicated members of the military. Both are buried in Section 33 of this National Soldiers Rest. Cooper Pixley, born in Great Barrington, . . . — — Map (db m42899) HM|
|1828 — 1845
Surrender of Red Bird
Noted Winnebago Chief
Erected by Wau-Bun Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1924 — — Map (db m4609) HM|
|This 137 building district is bounded, in part, by Emmett, Cass, Wisconsin and MacFarlane streets. Most of the houses were constructed between 1870 and 1910 and are in the Italianate and Queen Anne architectural styles.
Society Hill reflects . . . — — Map (db m20042) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m42997) HM|
Church of Christ
Has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
1871 — — Map (db m108279) HM|
|Zona Gale was born August 26, 1874, in Portage. She graduated in 1899 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Masters in Literature. Gale then spent six years as a journalist in Milwaukee and New York.
Her visits to Portage . . . — — Map (db m20009) HM|