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By Devon Polzar, circa September 2015
Bell Monument
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — Bell Monument
When a new building for The Stout Manual Training School was built in 1897, this bell was installed in the clock tower to sound the hours of the day. Large and expensive, this bell was truly an investment in, and a symbol of, the promising future of . . . — Map (db m88418) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — 199 — Chippewa Valley White Pine
Here and northeast of here lies the vast Chippewa Valley. At the start of lumbering in Wisconsin it held one-sixth of the nation’s white pine. Surveyors estimated the total pine stand in the state at 136 billion board feet of prime lumber. Lumbermen . . . — Map (db m2059) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — 501 — Dr. Stephen TainterRevolutionary War Veteran
Up the hill on the left lies patriot Dr. Stephen Tainter, born October 13, 1760, in Westborough, Massachusetts. He first enlisted in December 1776, at the age of sixteen, as a drummer with Captain Kimball's company in Colonel Sparhawk's . . . — Map (db m21255) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — Dunn County Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m41891) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — 526 — Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials
Evergreen Cemetery In 1873, local lumber company Knapp, Stout & Company, Co. provided fifty-two acres to establish a proper burial site. They hired landscape architects, William Merchant Richardson French and Horace Shaler Cleveland, to . . . — Map (db m88546) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — Fine MeadowsWhere... Droves of Buffaloes and Elks were Feeding — Jonathan Carver, 1767
Where were these "Buffaloes and Elks?" Wyoming? Montana? No, they were feeding in the prairies along the banks of the Chippewa River, roaming as far north as Chippewa Falls. The dry conditions of prairies allowed only certain grasses, . . . — Map (db m41894) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — Fine MeadowsWhere... Droves of Buffaloes and Elks were Feeding — Jonathan Carver, 1767
Where were these "Buffaloes and Elks?" Wyoming? Montana? No, they were feeding in the prairies along the banks of the Chippewa River, roaming as far north as Chippewa Falls. The dry conditions of prairies allowed only certain grasses, . . . — Map (db m43096) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — Gateway to the Historic Corridor
Many sites along this historic corridor testify to the longstanding cooperation between Menomonie and the educational institution founded by James Huff Stout in 1891. The university and city continue to foster the vision of learning and opportunity. — Map (db m88416) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — Historic BuildingFirst Bank & Trust
The bank was incorporated in this building July 3, 1879. It has served the financial needs of the community since that date. Senator James H. Stout, for whom the University is named, was President from 1906-1910. — Map (db m88413) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — In Honor of Company H
In Honor of Company H To those who offered their lives in defense of their ideals and in memory of those who *gave the last full measure of devotion* Albert Nathness · Harry C. Nelson · Emmett C. Hill · *William H. Buckland · . . . — Map (db m40655) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — 290 — Mabel Tainter Memorial
Erected to the memory of Mabel Tainter, daughter of lumberman Andrew L. Tainter and his wife Bertha, and given to area citizens on July 3, 1890, the Memorial reflects advanced American architectural, social, educational and religious thought of the . . . — Map (db m9854) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — Stori House
Built in 1850, the Stori House Hotel occupied this site. It was a stage coach stop and the "coffee house" of Menomonie. A circuit court and many social events where held here. It was demolished in 1964. At that time, it was the oldest . . . — Map (db m46700) HM
Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — Wisconsin's Oak Savanna

The savanna was among the numerous types of plant communities found in pre-settlement Wisconsin. The environment of the savanna falls between that of forest and prairie. It can be described as having between one and twenty trees per acre. There . . . — Map (db m89807) HM

Wisconsin (Dunn County), Menomonie — 306 — World War I
The outbreak of war in Europe in August 1914 did not involve the United States directly. Americans expected to remain neutral in the struggle between Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy against Germany and its allies. The desire for neu­trality . . . — Map (db m2167) HM

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