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Muskego, Wisconsin Historical Markers

 
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By Linda Hansen, March 18, 2017
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Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — "Do I Smell Pizza-Burgers?"
This property was originally platted to Anson Taylor by President Martin Van Buren in 1840, then subsequently sold to William Pratt in 1854, this being platted as part of Plattsburg in 1856. In 1866 this property was sold to John Schuet who . . . — Map (db m102114) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — Historic Muskego Centre Park
You are standing at the site of Muskego's original "main street." Its junction with the Janesville Plank Road resulted in this area being identified as Muskego Centre on 1873 maps. Beginning as an Indian trail, leading up to the shores of Little . . . — Map (db m101973) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — Janesville Plank Road Tollgate
This is the location of an original tollgate located at the Muskego Centre on the Janesville Plank Road; one of 16 privately owned toll roads authorized by the Wisconsin Territorial legislature in 1848. It was to follow a sixty-five mile route . . . — Map (db m101975) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — 19-01 — Luther Parker Cemetery
Dedicated to Muskego’s most illustrious pioneer and first European settler, Luther Parker, who brought his wife Alletta and five children to Muskego by horse and wagon in 1836. Luther Parker was one of several responsible for secession of Waukesha . . . — Map (db m43612) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — 19-02 — Muskego(mus-kee-guac, Sunfish)
Muskego was a long-time home to Potowatomie people. Luther Parker, first white settler and past-president of “Indian Stream Republic”, New Hampshire, the only independent country in U.S. borders, came in 1836. Once included New Berlin, . . . — Map (db m43613) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — 19-03 — Muskego Beach Amusement Park
Muskego Beach was once the highest class of amusement park. Rides like Bubble Bounce, Screwball, dodgem’, Tail Spin, Wild Mouse, Walking Charlie, and other attractions filled the air with excitement and thrills. During its peak, a quarter million . . . — Map (db m43614) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — Old Muskego Town Hall
Muskego’s only town hall was built in 1921 for community purposes. From 1842, town meetings and elections were in homes, school houses and saloons. Here also, were farm and Legion meetings, “socials”, Sunday school, library, . . . — Map (db m70016) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — Park Arthur
This city park is named in honor of Arthur Henry Thiesenhusen (1898-1990) by his wife Myrtle. He farmed this land until his retirement in 1966. Arthur was the son of William Johann and Henricka "Ricka' (Garbe) Thiesenhusen - both early immigrants to . . . — Map (db m102112) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran (Kirche) Church
In 1857, twelve German families started a Protestant Mission church. They brought their Christian faith and German language from the old country to what is now Muskego. Their services were conducted in German and held once a month in a rented, one . . . — Map (db m102113) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — The Devil's Teapot
In 1904, the coming of the interurban electric railway (TREM&L) made railroad travel possible between downtown Milwaukee and East Troy, WI. At this very location, a railroad trestle was constructed to bridge a two-acre pond/waterhole in a pasture on . . . — Map (db m102116) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Muskego — 19-04 — The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station
Starting on Sept. 1, 1904 an electric interurban line operated by TMER&L (The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.) ran along this Muskego Recreation Trail. The line split at St. Martin’s Junction, with one running to Burlington and the other, the . . . — Map (db m102009) HM

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