These open grasslands in the Buena Vista Marsh, Portage County, were one of the last remaining strongholds of the Greater Prairie Chicken in Wisconsin. Once abundant in the state, this impressive bird nearly disappeared when its grassland habitat . . . — — Map (db m1151) HM
1871-72 found the iron horse arriving in Grand Rapids & Centrailia. The railroad bridge replaced log, river rafting & its loss of life on the dangerous river rapids. A modern iron bridge was built to withstand the early, spring thaws. Long, . . . — — Map (db m80421) HM
Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Final Alarm Bell Tower
Dedicated to the memory of
Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick,
North Lake Volunteer Fire Department,
North Lake, Wisconsin.
Died in the line-of-duty October 7, 2004. . . . — — Map (db m5253) HM
Here the vast Wisconsin River paper industry began in 1887 when the Centralia Pulp and Water Power Company converted a saw mill into a pulp and paper mill.
The pulp mill spanned the river to the island at the site of the present hydro-electric . . . — — Map (db m1043) HM
In 1891, Oberbeck Bros. Mfg. Co. created fine furniture. After 30 years, the company was shut down in 1918 when the U.S. government declared furniture mfg. non-essential during W.W.I. As a result, Ahdawagam Paper Prod. Co. was formed to . . . — — Map (db m80408) HM
Byron Robinson, born in southern Wisconsin, worked his way through Mineral Point Seminary and the University of Wisconsin from which he received a degree in 1878. In 1882, following graduation from Rush Medical College, Dr. Robinson located in Grand . . . — — Map (db m1887) HM
Indians called this section of the river “Ahdawagam”—the two sided rapids, while lumbermen knew it as “Grand Rapids”—the most treacherous stretch of the river, accentuated by perilous Sherman Rock. Bloomer, . . . — — Map (db m1024) HM
In 1913, a municipal pool was established on this site. Members of the pool commission seen in this image are from left – J.R. Ragan, George Mead I, and Edgar Doudna. Today, the dams operated by Consolidated Water Power Co. provide flood . . . — — Map (db m36163) HM
I was built in the 1920's and helped build several dams along the Wisconsin River. Then Nekoosa Papers Inc. purchased me and I helped build Nepco Lake. Next I saw action working on the Nekoosa Dam and the water pipeline to the Nekoosa mill. Wood . . . — — Map (db m26517) HM
Wisconsin Rapids native Myron "Grim" Natwick, the "animator's animator" was the creative genius behind Fleischer Studios' cartoon character and cultural icon, Betty Boop. Natwick was also the lead animator of Snow White in Disney's Snow White . . . — — Map (db m34313) HM
This huge log was cut from a mighty white pine which grew southwest of the armory on 2nd Avenue South in Wisconsin Rapids and escaped the axe of the lumberjacks for many decades. The tree was 181 years of age. It was 78 years old and quite a tree . . . — — Map (db m25239) HM
D. A. R.
In recognition of the Loyalty & Patriotism
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Corporal Foster DeCorah
Robert DeCorah · Jesse Thompson
Mike . . . — — Map (db m17748) HM
The sport of competitive show skiing was born when the first Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament was held in July of 1967. Wisconsin Rapids native Jack Lukes was instrumental in creating the tournament, helping write the tournament rules, and . . . — — Map (db m108554) HM
Persons interred in this county cemetery include former residents of the county poor farm and home for the aged as well as others requiring county burial between the years 1891 and 1948.
Donated by Martin Zurkowski — — Map (db m22580) HM
They rest in peace
so we may live in peace.
In Memory of
All American Veterans
This memorial honors all American veterans who although separated by generations shared a common, undeniable goal to valiantly protect . . . — — Map (db m29198) HM