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Mazomanie, Wisconsin Historical Markers

 
Former Charles Butz Store and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2015
Former Charles Butz Store and Marker
Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — Charles Butz Store 1863

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m90032) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — Crescent Street Factories, Mazomanie Blacksmiths, Coal Buildings

Crescent Street Factories Crescent Street, located just beyond the buildings to the north, was the principal industrial street in the village during the 1800s. In addition to a cheese factory and creamery, a number of other factories . . . — Map (db m90072) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — 12 — John F. Appleby
It was here at Mazomanie in the late 1870's that John F. Appleby perfected the knotter. Still used on binders and balers, the knotter is a mechanical device which binds grain into compact bundles with twine. Appleby was born in New York State . . . — Map (db m20255) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — Lynch and Walker Flouring Mill 1857-1900
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior —————————— In 1857 George Lynch and George Walker, both of Milwaukee, . . . — Map (db m60891) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — 337 — Mazomanie
In 1850, the Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road Company began building a line to span the lower third of Wisconsin between Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien. Chief Engineer Edward Brodhead concluded that this area's topographical features were ideal . . . — Map (db m19472) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — Mazomanie Community Building 1935

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m90031) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — Mazomanie Electric Power Plant 1900

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m90030) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — Mazomanie Sand Barrens
When the last glacier melted some 10,000 years ago, the Wisconsin River swelled to more than 100 times its present size and carried billions of tons of fine sand and gravel on its way to the Mississippi River. As the meltwater decreased, it . . . — Map (db m36984) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — 5 — Old Halfway Prairie
This building is Dane County's oldest existing country schoolhouse. Repeated remodelings conceal an original framework of logs. The land was donated for school purposes in 1844 by Mary Fowler, a widow and member of the British Temperance . . . — Map (db m41392) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — Peculiar Corners (Vermont Township)
In 1898 at this site a post office named Peculiar was opened in Tom Denny's farmhouse. Many colorful tales are told as to how it got its name. — Map (db m55581) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — The Branch Line

In July 1881 the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad built a branch line connecting Mazomanie with Sauk City and Prairie du Sac. The July 30 issue of the Mazomanie Sickle proclaimed the event with the headline: "Ho, for Sauk! . . . — Map (db m90026) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — The Flag on the Bluff

Erected in 2005 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Mazomanie and to honor the men and women who faithfully served our country in the Armed Forces — Map (db m90028) HM WM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — The Mazomanie Depot

The Mazomanie Depot is the oldest wood frame depot in Wisconsin. It was built in 1857 by the Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad Company to replace the original depot which had been destroyed by fire earlier in the same year.

During the heyday . . . — Map (db m89992) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — The Mazomanie Downtown Historic District

In August 1992 thirty-four commercial buildings in Mazomanie were placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. They represent nearly all of the old commercial portion of the village and give the district a . . . — Map (db m89991) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — The Railroad in Mazomanie

The Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad Company, immediate successor of the Milwaukee and Waukesha formed in 1850, built the first railroad line across Wisconsin between Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien. Edward H. Brodhead was hired as Chief . . . — Map (db m90034) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — 106 — The Ringling Brothers
On November 27, 1882, the Ringling Brothers of Baraboo formally started in the show business in Mazomanie, Wis. Here, in Schmitz Hall was presented The Ringling Bros. Classic and Comic Concert Co. Two years later the brothers started their own . . . — Map (db m109264) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — The Train Wreck of 1906

"Wreck at Mazomanie, Two freight trains in head-on collision; No lives lost, engineers and trainmen save themselves by timely jumping."

A headline in the Sauk County News announced a collision between two freight trains on June 1, . . . — Map (db m90075) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — The Turntable, The Engine House, The Water Tower

The Turntable The railroad yards included a turntable on which locomotives and their tenders could be either turned around or directed into an adjacent engine house. The turntable was built of wooden beams and planks resting on a . . . — Map (db m90067) HM

Wisconsin (Dane County), Mazomanie — Wisconsin Heights Battlefield
Near this site the Sauk chieftain Black Hawk and his band were overtaken by Wisconsin and Illinois troops on July 21, 1832 — Map (db m37087) HM

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