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

Stevens Point, Wisconsin Historical Markers

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By Keith L, January 8, 2012
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Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge
Parachutes • Air Assault Gliders • Glider Pilots Airborne Forces Memorial To Their Perpetual Honor Presented By The Citizens Of Wisconsin and The Badger State Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association . . . — Map (db m51431) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Buttons from the River
The residents of Stevens Point depended on the Wisconsin River not only to transport logs, but also to provide clam shells for the button industry. The clammers found an abundance of quality shells in the river to support a commercial venture. In . . . — Map (db m5466) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Casimir Pulaski
Born in Poland 1747 organizer of the American cavalry during the Revolutionary War. Erected in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his death 1779, at Savannah, GA. — Map (db m29661) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — 49 — First Public Building
Here, for 110 years, stood District School No. 2, the oldest public building in Stevens Point. Completed in 1850, its appearance reflecting its New England heritage, it served the pioneer community as school, recreation, and civic center, and . . . — Map (db m20969) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — 81 — Jordan Dam and Power Plant
About 1840, near this site, Bloomer & Harper built one of the important early sawmills in northern Wisconsin. It was long known as McGreer's Mill, named for an early owner. By 1890, over 700 million feet of lumber, much of it sawed here, was floated . . . — Map (db m20745) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Portage County Civil War Memorial
1861–1865 Portage County to her heroes who fought and her martyrs who fell that the Republic might live. — Map (db m29364) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Public Square
The first land entry affecting Stevens Point after the Indian treaty of 1836 was made by Andrew Mullarkey in 1844. This land was purchased by Mathias Mitchell who in 1847 platted four streets and the Public Square. A Liberty Pole with homemade flag . . . — Map (db m20928) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Saint Peter Church War Memorial
In Loving Memory Of Those Who Gave Their Lives World War I Benjamin J. Brill · Peter P. Kulas · Frank Novak · Frank E. Printz · Walter F. Winecke · Frank M. Zylka World War II John Bartkowiak · Felix Blavat · Eugene . . . — Map (db m41815) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — St. Stanislaus Church World War II Memorial
"These Made The Supreme Sacrifice" Bekowski, Andrew Cisewski, Leonard Domack, Eugene Drifka, Raphae Glodowski, Chester Koltz, Benedict Mayek, John Maziarka, Edward Peskie, Frank Shafranski, William Vaughan, Rolyn . . . — Map (db m41836) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — 85 — Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries
This plaque commemorates the pioneers who established Stevens Point during the 1840’s, 50’s and 60’s. Community life centered here at the foot of Main Street where supplies were transshipped from wagon to boat for the trip north to lumber camps. . . . — Map (db m1038) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — The Boy with the Leaking BootA Tragic History
One of an estimated twenty-four such statues in the world, this Boy with the Leaking Boot is thought to have been purchased in 1895 as part of an improvement project for Stevens Point's Public Square. The Boy design may have originated in Italy (or . . . — Map (db m26412) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — 418 — The Historic Southside Railroad Complex of Stevens Point
Once the rail hub of central Wisconsin, Stevens Point’s Historic Southside Railroad Complex still contains buildings, engines and tracks that evoke the time when the railroad was the dominant means of transportation in the country. The first train . . . — Map (db m1033) HM
Wisconsin (Portage County), Stevens Point — Veterans World War I MemorialHonor Roll — 1917 · 1918
In memory of those from this community who answered their country's call. Martin Adam · Frank Adams, Jr. · Romulus Berens · Anastazia Blaskoske · Raymond Borgen · Benjamin Brill · Darrell D. Burtis · Reynold Chapman · George H. Chase · Max . . . — Map (db m36957) HM

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