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Historical Markers and War Memorials in West Allis

 
Clickable Map of Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee County, WI (497) Ozaukee County, WI (112) Racine County, WI (37) Washington County, WI (48) Waukesha County, WI (116) Muskegon County, MI (15) Ottawa County, MI (52)  MilwaukeeCounty(497) Milwaukee County (497)  OzaukeeCounty(112) Ozaukee County (112)  RacineCounty(37) Racine County (37)  WashingtonCounty(48) Washington County (48)  WaukeshaCounty(116) Waukesha County (116)  MuskegonCountyMichigan(15) Muskegon County (15)  OttawaCounty(52) Ottawa County (52)
West Allis, Wisconsin and Vicinity
    Milwaukee County (497)
    Ozaukee County (112)
    Racine County (37)
    Washington County (48)
    Waukesha County (116)
    Muskegon County, Michigan (15)
    Ottawa County, Michigan (52)
 
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1Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), West Allis — 318 — Camp Harvey
At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in April of 1898, President William McKinley called on the states to gather their military forces. State officials ordered the Wisconsin National Guard to report for duty at Camp Harvey, named for . . . — Map (db m36393) HM
2Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), West Allis — Honey Creek Settlement
A steam sawmill built on this site in 1855 by Bigelow Case and Edwin Youmans was the first substantial industry on Honey Creek, which later became part of West Allis. Lumber from the mill was used for the Mukwonago plank road and many other . . . — Map (db m79671) HM
3Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), West Allis — 41 — Meadowmere
This tract of land was once a part of the estate on which General William (Billy) Mitchell (1879-1936) lived as a boy. His fearless and inquisitive personality as a youth carried over into his military career when he spoke out against overwhelming . . . — Map (db m31135) HM
4Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), West Allis — 100 — Old Honey Creek School Site
Honey Creek School, Greenfield Township, was built of logs, with a shake roof and puncheon floor, on land owned by Reuben Strong. William W. Johnson, the first teacher, helped to build the school, which opened in December 1843. Marion Johnson Cooper . . . — Map (db m32841) HM
5Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), West Allis — President Abraham LincolnCampaign Speech, Sept. 30, 1859 — Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin —
Candidate Abraham Lincoln delivered a campaign speech at the 1859 Wisconsin State Fair. The Fair site, at that time, was at the Spring Street Hill/Brockway Grounds located in the heart of Milwaukee between Wisconsin Avenue and Highland Avenue, . . . — Map (db m37603) HM
6Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), West Allis — Wadhams Gas StationEstablished April 20, 1927
In 1916 Wadhams Oil & Grease Company saw the market potential of serving early auto owners, many of whom purchased gasoline in buckets to be stored at home. The solution was an off-street gasoline distribution center to be known as a gas station. . . . — Map (db m78979) HM
7Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), West Allis — 319 — Wisconsin State Fair Park
In 1892, this site became the permanent home of the Wisconsin State Fair after its purchase a year earlier by the State Agricultural Society. Until then, the Fair had moved annually since the first one in Janesville in 1851. Over the years, . . . — Map (db m8311) HM
 
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