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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Portage, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Columbia 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 Columbia County, WI (73) Adams County, WI (8) Dane County, WI (431) Dodge County, WI (22) Green Lake County, WI (11) Juneau County, WI (20) Marquette County, WI (11) Sauk County, WI (47)  ColumbiaCounty(73) Columbia County (73)  AdamsCounty(8) Adams County (8)  DaneCounty(431) Dane County (431)  DodgeCounty(22) Dodge County (22)  GreenLakeCounty(11) Green Lake County (11)  JuneauCounty(20) Juneau County (20)  MarquetteCounty(11) Marquette County (11)  SaukCounty(47) Sauk County (47)
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)
 
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1Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — 61 — Fort Winnebago
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
2Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — Fort Winnebago Surgeons' Quarters
Home of Army Surgeons 1834 - 1845 Occupied by Francis LeRoy before 1828 Restored by Wisconsin Society, Daughters of the American Revolution 1954Map (db m42904) HM
3Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — 317 — Frederick Jackson Turner1861 – 1932
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
4Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — Historic Indian Agency HouseBuilt in 1832
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
5Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet
This tablet marks the place near which Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet entered the Wisconsin River June 14, 1673Map (db m2342) HM
6Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — 451 — Ketchum’s Point
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
7Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — 63 — Marquette
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
8Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — Pierre Pauquette Ferry
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
9Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — 106 — Potters' Emigration Society
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
10Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — Revolutionary War Veteran
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
11Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — Site of Fort Winnebago
1828 — 1845 Surrender of Red Bird Noted Winnebago Chief 1827 Erected by Wau-Bun Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1924Map (db m4609) HM
12Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — 480 — Society Hill Historic District
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
13Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — The Indian Agency House
. . . Map (db m42997) HM
14Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — Trinity United Church of Christ
Trinity United Church of Christ Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Trinitatus Evangelische 1871Map (db m108279) HM
15Wisconsin (Columbia County), Portage — 513 — Zona Gale
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
 
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