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By Paul Fehrenbach, March 26, 2014
Abraham Lincoln Marker
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — Abraham Lincoln
In this building Abraham Lincoln addressed the citizens of Beloit October 1, 1859 This tablet is placed by the Beloit Chapter D.A.R. MCMXI — Map (db m72626) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — Beckman Mill
Built in 1868, this mill was purchased in 1882 by August Beckmann and was operational until 1954. In 1990 area volunteers began its restoration. The mill operates on its original equipment by water power and is listed on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m49467) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — 158 — Beloit College
Chartered by the Territorial Legislature of Wisconsin on February 2, 1846, Beloit College has had an uninterrupted life of service since its first class assembled on November 4, 1847. The main College grounds, and this first building, Middle . . . — Map (db m22755) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — 406 — Black Hawk at Turtle Village / The U.S. Military at Turtle Village
Black Hawk at Turtle Village Turtle Village, a large and important Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indian village, once stood on the east side of the Rock River near its confluence with Turtle Creek. During the Black Hawk War of 1832, the Ho-Chunk . . . — Map (db m129313) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — 159 — Black Hawk War
In the spring of 1831, the Sauk Indians led by Chief Keokuk left their ancestral home near the mouth of the Rock River and moved across the Mississippi, to fulfill the terms of a treaty signed in 1804. On April 6, 1832, a dissatisfied faction . . . — Map (db m22758) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — 353 — How-Beckman Mill
Constructed in 1868 by William How, the How-Beckman grist mill stands along Raccoon Creek where a distillery and sawmill were once located. In 1882 the Beckman family purchased the property. German-born August Beckman operated the turbine-powered . . . — Map (db m47031) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — 50 — Rasey House
Cobblestone House built in 1850 Home to first President of Beloit College 1850-1851 Now the Chapter House of Beloit Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m40438) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — 555 — Roy Chapman Andrews
Side A Roy Chapman Andrews, one of the most celebrated explorers of the 20th century, was born in Beloit on January 26, 1884. He grew up across the river at 419 St. Lawrence Avenue. Andrews acquired a lifelong passion for the natural world during . . . — Map (db m86686) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — 291 — The Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest decoration for bravery awarded to members of the armed forces of the United States. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, only for a deed of supreme valor and self-sacrifice distinguished by . . . — Map (db m22800) HM
Wisconsin (Rock County), Beloit — 144 — Wisconsin's First Aviator
The nationís first commercially built “aeroplane” was assembled and flown here November 4, 1909, by Arthur P. Warner, Wisconsinís first pilot. Self-taught, Warner was the 11th American to pilot a powered aircraft and first in the U.S. to . . . — Map (db m42357) HM

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