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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Portage 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 Portage County, WI (30) Adams County, WI (8) Marathon County, WI (35) Shawano County, WI (8) Waupaca County, WI (41) Waushara County, WI (9) Wood County, WI (55)  PortageCounty(30) Portage County (30)  AdamsCounty(8) Adams County (8)  MarathonCounty(35) Marathon County (35)  ShawanoCounty(8) Shawano County (8)  WaupacaCounty(41) Waupaca County (41)  WausharaCounty(9) Waushara County (9)  WoodCounty(55) Wood County (55)
Stevens Point is the county seat for Portage County
Wisconsin Rapids is in Portage County
      Portage County (30)  
ADJACENT TO PORTAGE COUNTY
      Adams County (8)  
      Marathon County (35)  
      Shawano County (8)  
      Waupaca County (41)  
      Waushara County (9)  
      Wood County (55)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Portage County), Wisconsin Rapids — 323 — Wisconsin’s Greater Prairie Chicken(Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus)
These open grasslands in the Buena Vista Marsh, Portage County, were one of the last remaining strongholds of the Greater Prairie Chicken in Wisconsin. Once abun­dant in the state, this impressive bird nearly disappeared when its grassland habitat . . . Map (db m1151) HM
2Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — “The Iron Horse in Grand Rapids” — Historic Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin —
    1871-72 found the iron horse arriving in Grand Rapids & Centrailia. The railroad bridge replaced log, river rafting & its loss of life on the dangerous river rapids. A modern iron bridge was built to withstand the early, spring thaws. Long, . . . Map (db m80421) HM
3Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — V. F. W. Post 2534 Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in Honor of the Men and Women Who Served Our Country in All WarsMap (db m80687) WM
4Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick
Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Final Alarm Bell Tower Dedicated to the memory of Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick, North Lake Volunteer Fire Department, North Lake, Wisconsin. Died in the line-of-duty October 7, 2004. . . . Map (db m5253) HM
5Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — 114 — Centralia Pulp and Paper Mill
Here the vast Wisconsin River paper industry began in 1887 when the Centralia Pulp and Water Power Company converted a saw mill into a pulp and paper mill. The pulp mill spanned the river to the island at the site of the present hydro-electric . . . Map (db m1043) HM
6Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Corenso North AmericaRecycling Everyone's Future — Historic Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin —
   In 1891, Oberbeck Bros. Mfg. Co. created fine furniture. After 30 years, the company was shut down in 1918 when the U.S. government declared furniture mfg. non-essential during W.W.I. As a result, Ahdawagam Paper Prod. Co. was formed to . . . Map (db m80408) HM
7Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — 27 — Dr. Byron Robinson1855 – 1910
Byron Robinson, born in southern Wisconsin, worked his way through Mineral Point Seminary and the University of Wisconsin from which he received a degree in 1878. In 1882, following graduation from Rush Medical College, Dr. Robinson located in Grand . . . Map (db m1887) HM
8Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — 585 — Dr. John E. Toepfer1948-2018
A native of Wisconsin and graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, John E. Toepfer made a lifelong commitment to researching the greater prairie chicken, focusing many of his efforts on these grasslands of central Wisconsin. . . . Map (db m147223) HM
9Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Elizabeth Daly House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1909Map (db m76357) HM
10Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — 25 — Grand Rapids of the Wisconsin River
Indians called this section of the river “Ahdawagam”—the two sided rapids, while lumbermen knew it as “Grand Rapids”—the most treacherous stretch of the river, accentuated by perilous Sherman Rock. Bloomer, . . . Map (db m1024) HM
11Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Historic Municipal Swimming PoolConsolidated Water Power Co. – Stora Enso
In 1913, a municipal pool was established on this site. Members of the pool commission seen in this image are from left – J.R. Ragan, George Mead I, and Edgar Doudna. Today, the dams operated by Consolidated Water Power Co. provide flood . . . Map (db m36163) HM
12Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Milwaukee Gasoline LocomotivePlay on me... but be careful!
I was built in the 1920's and helped build several dams along the Wisconsin River. Then Nekoosa Papers Inc. purchased me and I helped build Nepco Lake. Next I saw action working on the Nekoosa Dam and the water pipeline to the Nekoosa mill. Wood . . . Map (db m26517) HM
13Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — 533 — Myron "Grim" NatwickAugust 16, 1890 — October 7, 1990
Wisconsin Rapids native Myron "Grim" Natwick, the "animator's animator" was the creative genius behind Fleischer Studios' cartoon character and cultural icon, Betty Boop. Natwick was also the lead animator of Snow White in Disney's Snow White . . . Map (db m34313) HM
14Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Our Medical History150 Years of Caring — 1855-2007 —
A Tribute to our Physicians & Nursing Personnel of the 19th & 20th Centuries 1855 • ”Hospital” — Above Otto Drugs 1855 • Dr. G.W. Whitney — Grand Rapids 1856 • Dr. Patrick Hurley — . . . Map (db m171055) HM
15Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — The Great Pine
This huge log was cut from a mighty white pine which grew southwest of the armory on 2nd Avenue South in Wisconsin Rapids and escaped the axe of the lumberjacks for many decades. The tree was 181 years of age. It was 78 years old and quite a tree . . . Map (db m25239) HM
16Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Winnebago Indians1919
Ah-Dah-Wa-Gam Chapter D. A. R. In recognition of the Loyalty & Patriotism of the Winnebago Indians ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Corporal Foster DeCorah Robert DeCorah · Jesse Thompson Mike . . . Map (db m17748) WM
17Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — 570 — Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships
The sport of competitive show skiing was born when the first Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament was held in July of 1967. Wisconsin Rapids native Jack Lukes was instrumental in creating the tournament, helping write the tournament rules, and . . . Map (db m185572) HM
18Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Wood County CemeteryIn Memorium
Persons interred in this county cemetery include former residents of the county poor farm and home for the aged as well as others requiring county burial between the years 1891 and 1948. [names] Donated by Martin ZurkowskiMap (db m22580) HM
19Wisconsin (Wood County), Wisconsin Rapids — Wood County Veterans Memorial
They rest in peace so we may live in peace. [reverse] In Memory of All American Veterans This memorial honors all American veterans who although separated by generations shared a common, undeniable goal to valiantly protect . . . Map (db m29198) HM
 
 
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Jul. 1, 2022