“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 Watertown, Wisconsin

Clickable Map of Dodge 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> Dodge County, WI (22) Columbia County, WI (73) Dane County, WI (442) Fond du Lac County, WI (35) Green Lake County, WI (12) Jefferson County, WI (48) Washington County, WI (48) Waukesha County, WI (120)  DodgeCounty(22) Dodge County (22)  ColumbiaCounty(73) Columbia County (73)  DaneCounty(442) Dane County (442)  FondduLacCounty(35) Fond du Lac County (35)  GreenLakeCounty(12) Green Lake County (12)  JeffersonCounty(48) Jefferson County (48)  WashingtonCounty(48) Washington County (48)  WaukeshaCounty(120) Waukesha County (120)
Juneau is the county seat for Dodge County
Watertown is in Dodge County
      Dodge County (22)  
      Columbia County (73)  
      Dane County (442)  
      Fond du Lac County (35)  
      Green Lake County (12)  
      Jefferson County (48)  
      Washington County (48)  
      Waukesha County (120)  
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1Wisconsin (Dodge County), Watertown — Northwestern College
Northwestern College opened in this house September, 1863, with one professor and three students. In September, 1865, the institution was moved to its present site at College and Western Avenues.Map (db m165174) HM
2Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow
[One side of marker:] This memorial is dedicated to the life of Adrian Joss Born in Woodland, WI, April 12, 1880. Addie played baseball for Watertown and Watertown's Sacred Heart Team in 1899. Along with his future major league catcher . . . Map (db m66488) HM
3Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — 74 — First Kindergarten
The first kindergarten in the United States was founded by Margarethe Meyer Schurz in this building in 1856. Moved to the present site and restored in 1956 by the Watertown Historical Society.Map (db m35450) HM
4Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — Fred C. Merkle
This memorial is dedicated to the life of Fred C. Merkle Born in Watertown, WI, Dec. 20, 1888. His father, Ernst Merkle, was a school teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Watertown at the time of Fred's birth. Fred made his major league debut . . . Map (db m66639) HM
5Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — Fred Merkle Field
Fred C. Merkle was born in Watertown, WI on Dec. 20, 1888 to Ernst and Anna Amalia (Thielmann) Merkle. He made his major league debut as a first baseman with the New York Giants on 9-21-07 at the age of 18. During his 16 years in the majors, he . . . Map (db m66500) HM
6Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions
[Marker front:] In 1955 the Watertown Goslings won this city's first State Baseball Championship. Their home games were played at Washington Park, under the leadership of Coach Thompson. The team took pride in their pitching and defense. The . . . Map (db m66494) HM
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7Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — 519 — Milwaukee Street Bridge
One of the nation’s most innovative bridge designers of the 20th century, Daniel B. Luten, designed the Milwaukee Street Bridge. Constructed in 1930 by Eau Claire Engineering, the bridge was a rare example of a steel-reinforced, three span, . . . Map (db m35452) HM
8Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — 59 — Octagon House
This 8 sided five story house of solid brick construction was built in the early 1850s by pioneer John Richards. It is the best example in Wisconsin of an unusual architectural design which was in vogue briefly before the Civil War. It was claimed . . . Map (db m35454) HM
9Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — Plank Road
One of the most innovative aids to the transport of goods in the early pioneer days between Watertown and Milwaukee was the creation of the Plank Road, a wooden highway that roughly conforms to US Highway 16 today. Started in the late 1840s, the . . . Map (db m177256) HM
10Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — Plank Road Pioneer Barn
This barn was built by an early settler in 1853 was used by regional farmers driving cattle to the Milwaukee market over the Milwaukee-Watertown Plank Road. It was moved from the Plank road area east of the Rock River to this site in 1963 and . . . Map (db m35451) HM
11Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — Richards Hill Ski Slide Site
Near this site from circa 1915 through 1923 stood the Richards Hill Ski Slide, a popular winter gathering spot for people from miles around. The slide was situated so that when a skier climbed to the top and began the descent, the momentum would . . . Map (db m177257) HM
12Wisconsin (Jefferson County), Watertown — 409 — Trail Discovery
On July 18th, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, Little Thunder – a Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian guide to the U.S. Militia – discovered Black Hawk’s Band crossed the Rock River in this vicinity. After receiving the news, Gen. James D. . . . Map (db m35453) HM
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Oct. 1, 2022