“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Nekoosa, Wisconsin Historical Markers

Ed "Strangler" Lewis Marker image, Touch for more information
By Keith L, June 8, 2007
Ed "Strangler" Lewis Marker
Wisconsin (Wood County), Nekoosa — 14 — Ed “Strangler” Lewis
Robert Friedrich, who devoted a lifetime to the sport of wrestling, claims Nekoosa as his boyhood home. Born in 1890, he began his wrestling career at the age of sixteen when he challenged another local rival to raise funds for his baseball team. . . . — Map (db m1963) HM
Wisconsin (Wood County), Nekoosa — Nekoosa War Memorial
This memorial dedicated by parents, relatives and friends to perpetuate the memory of our valiant defenders of freedom who made the supreme sacrifice. World War I Hamel, Archie · Huggins, Robert · Jackon, Lucas · Larsen, . . . — Map (db m42402) HM
Wisconsin (Wood County), Nekoosa — Point Bas
Lower limit of upper Wisconsin country. Called by Indians Ban-Gah-Je-Wung. First sawmill built just below here by Daniel Whitney in 1831. A strip three miles wide both sides of the Wisconsin ceded by Menominee Indians in 1836 from Point Bas forty . . . — Map (db m7679) HM
Wisconsin (Wood County), Nekoosa — 130 — Point Basse
Five rapids covering a distance of about three miles in this area were referred to as Nekoosa (swift water) by the Chippewa Indians, who made their campground on high Swallow Rock overlooking these rapids. At the lower end of the rapids, Wakeley’s . . . — Map (db m1109) HM
Wisconsin (Wood County), Nekoosa — Point Basse
   Point Basse, the French term for "low point" or "shallows," is located in what is now the Wood County township of Saratoga. For thousands of years Native Americans crossed the Wisconsin River here, the midpoint of a trail that ran east and . . . — Map (db m76360) HM
Wisconsin (Wood County), Nekoosa — Veterans Memorial
[seal of The Liberty Tree] All Gave Some Some Gave All Nekoosa Veterans of Foreign Wars Domtar Industries Inc. Dedicated 11 November 2004 — Map (db m50257) HM
Wisconsin (Wood County), Nekoosa — 28 — Wakely’s TavernPointe Basse
  Built in 1831, Wakely’s Tavern and Trading Post was the first white settler’s house in present Wood County. River piers, shingle mill, warehouse, and gunpowder pit contributed to making this site a rendezvous for Indians, voyageurs, lumbermen . . . — Map (db m1193) HM

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