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Ellison Bay, Wisconsin Historical Markers

 
Marker detail: Johan Eliason / John Ellison image, Touch for more information
Marker detail: Johan Eliason / John Ellison
Wisconsin (Door County), Ellison Bay — Ellison Bay Town of Liberty Grove
The land surrounding you was once owned by John Ellison. Johan Eliason, later known as John Ellison, was a Danish immigrant who founded this community in 1865. He purchased 8,000 acres of land including a mile of shoreline, and advertised in . . . — Map (db m130477) HM
Wisconsin (Door County), Ellison Bay — Niagara Escarpment
The limestone bluffs you see along Green Bay are part of the same formation that Niagara Falls plunges over in New York. The Niagara Escarpment arches for a thousand miles around the Great Lakes. Lower layers of soft, erodible shale are . . . — Map (db m130478) HM
Wisconsin (Door County), Ellison Bay — The Hotz Estate
In 1917, Ferdinand Hotz of Chicago purchased 1,015 acres of land which later became Newport State Park. He thought this was the finest place on earth, and in 1919 he began building an estate that would include the log cabin, carriage house, and . . . — Map (db m74505) HM

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