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Michigan (Cheboygan County), Mackinaw City — Island-Hopping the Straits
In 1920 the need for extensive highways in Michigan was becoming evident and Horatio S. Earle, highway commissioner, suggested a submerged, floating tunnel. A counter-proposal was made by C. E. Fowler, a consulting engineer from New York City. . . . — Map (db m1987) HM
Michigan (Chippewa County), Brimley — Point Iroquois
This point of land is the historic battleground where the westward invasion by the Iroquois Indians was halted by the victorious Chippewa. Off the point colorful French-Canadian voyageurs paddled canoes heavily laden with furs. The 18th century . . . — Map (db m4452) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Bridging the Mississippi
The Mississippi River was an obstacle to overland travelers attempting to cross to the other side. From1855 to 1884 a flat bottomed cable ferry was maintained between Anoka and Champlin. For a time two ferry companies operated at this . . . — Map (db m70875) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Circle of Life
The Dakota and Ojibwa people believed that the confluence of two great rivers was a sacred place. The Point was used as an encampment and gathering place for several tribes. It was also a meeting place to form hunting parties going north . . . — Map (db m70897) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Fireman's Grove
Fireman's Grove is located here in the area just above the confluence of the Rum River. It was named for the firemen who pastured their horses at The Point. Fireman's Grove became a favorite gathering place for townspeople and visitors who . . . — Map (db m70973) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Highway of Exploration
The Rum and the Mississippi were highways for the earliest recorded European explorers of Minnesota. Many explorers traveled past The Point and some may have camped here including Radission, Hennepin, Du Luth, Pike, Faribault and Nicollet. . . . — Map (db m70569) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Logbooms Meet Sawmills
The white pine forests fell to the logger's ax in the northern Rum River pineries, "Seventy mills in seventy years could not exhaust the white pine I have seen on the Rum River" predicted Daniel Stanchfield, a lumber-wise timber cruiser . . . — Map (db m70937) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Perseverance Needed
Struggles and hardship are expected in building a community, but Anoka may have had more than its share of disasters. Through each trial, the community rebounded and Anoka continues to be a vital, dynamic community. Anoka County was . . . — Map (db m70953) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — River Highways
The Rum and the Mississippi were river highways for the Dakota, the Ojibwa, European explorers, traders and settlers. Between 1850 and 1870 the Rum and the Mississippi became "working rivers" for lumbermen. In the fall loggers traveled . . . — Map (db m70914) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Rum River Dam
The first dam was built here in 1853 of logs and earth fill by Caleb and W.H. Woodbury. It washed away in high water in the Spring of 1854. A second dam was built in 1854 by James McCann. This dam and its pool provided 5 sluiceways for water power . . . — Map (db m70264) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — The Gathering Place
The square of land on the east side of the Rum River just south of Main Street has been a place for Anoka citizens to gather since the town began in the mid-1800's. Known as Bridge Square, it was a place to share news, to hear speeches and . . . — Map (db m70586) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — The Stone House / Robert W. Akin
The Stone House Three stone houses were built during the 1920's by Thaddeus P. Giddings (1969-1954). Giddings was the Supervisor of Music for the Minneapolis Schools and founder of the National Music Camp in Interlachen, Michigan. The . . . — Map (db m70825) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Where Cultures Meet
Native peoples and traders met at a trading post constructed across the Rum River from The Point in 1844 by Joseph Bellanger. The Ojibwa brought furs and skins to trade for copper cooking pots, cloth, blankets, decorative beads and iron . . . — Map (db m70921) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Where Land and Water Meet
The Mississippi River forms a unique and complex ecosystem spanning 2000 miles. From its origin at Lake Itasca in Northern Minnesota to its outlet in the Gulf of Mexico the river encompasses a diversity of life found only in a very few places . . . — Map (db m70908) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Anoka — Why Settle Here? / Time to Play
Why Settle Here? Looking for Work Timber was a resource that drew many west and in 1847, surveyor Daniel Stanchfield noted, "Seventy mills in seventy years couldn't exhaust the white pine I have seen on the Rum River". The rivers . . . — Map (db m70982) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Ramsey — Ice Age Souvenir — Great River Road Minnesota
Twenty thousand years ago, a great sheet of ice, the Superior lobe, covered this area. At its farthest advance, it formed the St. Croix moraine, a series of high hills to the west, south, and east. When it melted, it left behind vast . . . — Map (db m70297) HM
Minnesota (Anoka County), Ramsey — AN-RMC-008 — Itasca Village Townsite
Itasca grew up around an Indian trading post which was established 800 feet east of here in 1849 by Thomas A. Holmes and James Beatty. At the suggestion of Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey, the settlement was named in honor of Lake Itasca, the . . . — Map (db m69908) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Lake Crystal — Lake Crystal and the Railroad
"Who says we cannot build railroads in the winter?" asked the Mankato Weekly Union on December 10, 1869, in an article announcing that the tracks of the St. Paul & Sioux City Railroad had reached the new town of Lake Crystal. The . . . — Map (db m67364) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Civil War Monument
In Honor of Union Veterans of the Civil War Erected by the City of Mankato for Alexander Wilkin Post No. 19 Department of Minnesota Grand Army of the Republic — Map (db m67086) WM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Highland Park — Mankato's "First" City Park
This area (Bunker Hill) once served as a Civil War recruitment center, but this was not the primary reason for its acquisition. The Mankato City Council purchased approximately 10.2 acres at 150 dollars an acre on October 15, 1874, with the . . . — Map (db m68276) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Hubbard House
Rensselaer Dean Hubbard, successful entrepreneur and civic leader, built his house on Broad Street in three stages: in 1871, 1888 and 1905. During the late 19th century, many of Mankato’s captains of industry and commerce established their . . . — Map (db m66338) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Lincoln Park
The desire to honor the memory of Mankato's Civil War dead prompted a citizens' committee headed by John Ray to purchase the triangular parcel of land in the Warren's Addition, bordered by Broad, Lincoln and Grove streets, and dominated by a massive . . . — Map (db m66655) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Ott Cabin
Built in 1857 in Mankato Township and was moved to this site, which was once the site of the fur trading post of Henry H. Sibley by the Blue Earth County Historical Society in 1931. — Map (db m66845) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Sibley Park
On October 3, 1887 the City of Mankato purchased 120 acres for $13,088 at the confluence of the Blue Earth and Minnesota Rivers to create Mankato’s first park. Sibley Park was named for Henry Hastings Sibley (later Minnesota’s first Governor) who . . . — Map (db m66483) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Sibley Park World War I
On Flag Day in 1926, two German 105mm howitzer field guns were dedicated at this Sibley Park site as war trophies and memorials to the sacrifice made by those who served from Blue Earth County in the First World War. These artillery pieces were . . . — Map (db m66757) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Sinclair Lewis House
This brick home sheltered the renowned novelist Sinclair Lewis in 1919. A native of Minnesota, Lewis worked on the famed book, "Main Street," while residing here. Lewis was the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. — Map (db m66511) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — The Lorin & Lulu Cray Home
The Lorin & Lulu Cray Home was given to the Young Women's Christian Association for the women and girls of Mankato and vicinity by Judge and Mrs. Lorin Cray 1927 This property has been placed on the National Register . . . — Map (db m66783) HM
Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Washington Park / Fourth Street Route Depot Grounds
Washington Park During the summer of 1868, the Minnesota Valley Railway Company contracted more than 500 people to grade and lay ties and tracks from Kasota to Mankato, reaching Mankato October 3, 1868. The mainline was known as the . . . — Map (db m66635) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Cobden — Cobden
Cobden is a railway village in Prairieville Township. It was originally named North Branch because of its location near Sleepy Eye Creek, the principal north branch of the Cottonwood River. In 1886 its name was changed to Cobden for the English . . . — Map (db m69835) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Courtland — The Evacuation of New Ulm
When the Second Battle of New Ulm ended on the morning of August 24, 1862, the city lay nearly in ruins. Fearing that it would surely fall if attacked again, Colonel Charles Flandrau ordered the entire city to evacuate. The next day . . . — Map (db m73792) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — Essig, Minnesota
On April 8, 1885 Chief Engineer Blunt of the Winona & St. Peter Railroad Co. announced that the railroad had decided to build a side track between New Ulm and Sleepy Eye for the purpose of receiving grain. The site was known only as "Siding Number . . . — Map (db m67411) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — Junior Pioneers Tablet — Milford Monument
This tablet was erected by the Junior Pioneers in memory of the following men, women and children of the town of Milford who were massacred by the Indians during the Indian outbreak in 1862. John Martin Fink. • Monika Fink, his wife. • Max . . . — Map (db m67952) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — 21 — Milford State Monument
Erected by the State of Minnesota in 1929 in the memory of the men, women and children of Milford who were massacred by the Indians, Aug. 18, 1862. John M. Fink • Monika Fink • Max Fink • Carl Merkle • John B. Zettel • Barbara . . . — Map (db m67951) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — Taken by Surprise
In the summer of 1862, after years of broken treaty promises and late payments that fueled growing tensions and conflict, some Dakota began an attempt to forcibly reclaim their homeland. After attacking the Redwood (Lower Sioux) Agency . . . — Map (db m67915) HM WM
Minnesota (Brown County), Evan — Evan
On May 24, 1887 Nels Hanson platted the small railroad station point in section 8 of Prairieville township as "Hanson Station". A post office had been established in 1886 named Evan by the first postmaster, Martin Norseth, in honor of Hanson's wife . . . — Map (db m69831) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Hanska — Asle Sorbel's Ride
In 1854 Ole and Guri Sorbel immigrated to Rock County Wisconsin from Hallingdal, Norway. In 1856 they settled to your right on the northwest bank of Lake Linden. On September 21, 1876, Bob, Cole and Jim Younger and Charlie Pitts received breakfast . . . — Map (db m68073) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Hanska — Hanska — 1901 • 2001
In 1899, the Iowa and Minnesota Land & Townsite Company circulated a petition to locate a railroad station in Lake Hanska Township. The petition was signed by 77 people and on October 9, 1899 the village of Hanska was platted in section 24 by Harry . . . — Map (db m66468) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Hanska — John Armstrong
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of John Armstrong pioneer of Linden Township, in 1857 he represented this part of Brown County as its first Territorial County Supervisor (Commissioner) and later became Linden Township's first . . . — Map (db m68083) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Hanska — Lake Hanska
The Sioux Indians called this lake "minne hanska," meaning "long water." The basin of the lake was formed 11,000 to 15,000 years ago by the Wisconsin glacier; the original hard clay bottom is now about 50 feet below the present surface of the . . . — Map (db m66454) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Hanska — Lake Hanska Pioneer / Lake Hanska County Park — A Tribute to Ole Synsteby 1856 – 1942
Lake Hanska Pioneer A Tribute to Ole Synsteby 1856 - 1942      Ole Synsteby was born in Lesja, Gulbrandsdalen, Norway. In the summer of 1873, the Synsteby family migrated to the Lake Hanska area. In 1879 Ole purchased the land which is now . . . — Map (db m79934) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Hanska — Norwegian Stabbur
This structure is a replica of many such stabburs found in Norway. There are several variations. "Stabbur" translated means store house. Benefactors: James & Ferdi Amundson estate. These Lake Hanska farmers were descendants of Norwegian . . . — Map (db m68264) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Hanska — Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin
This log cabin was built about 1857 by the Omsrud/Thordson and Torgrimson families, immigrants from Valdres, Norway. It originally stood on the Thord Omsrud farm on the shores of Omsrud Lake. The cabin was moved to this site in 1986 by the . . . — Map (db m66437) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Hanska — World War Memorial
1917 • 1918 That freedom, law and justice might be established thruout the Earth This monument is erected in honor of the men of Hanska and vicinity who answered their country's call in the World War. Oscar O. Haugen • John Thordson . . . — Map (db m68256) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), Leavenworth — Jackson Crossing
About 5 blocks north of this marker was the location of a very important river crossing for the early settlers of this area, going from the "Shetek Trail" on the south to "Old Leavenworth" and New Ulm on the north side of the Cottonwood . . . — Map (db m67709) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Leavenworth — Leavenworth
In 1857, settlers platted a townsite in Section 14 of the Leavenworth area. During the next year, Dr. J. B. Calkins established the post office and became its first postmaster. Leavenworth Township was legally organized on April 16, 1859. Seven . . . — Map (db m68025) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Leavenworth — The Attack on the Brown Family
The Joseph Brown family with son Jonathan and daughter Oratia were early settlers on a farm five miles west of here along the Shetek Trail. The family fed and over-nighted guests, operating their home as a traveler's inn. Upon hearing news of Dakota . . . — Map (db m67825) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — 2011 Centennial of The Church of St. Mary
  The Church of St. Mary was incorporated on September 26, 1911 by Archbishop John Ireland of St. Paul. The Parish included Catholics living south of Center Street in New Ulm, plus Cottonwood and Courtland Townships. Because of difficult economic . . . — Map (db m74048) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Adams Park
Christian Adam(s) was born circa 1812 in Prussia. He sailed from LeHavre, France aboard the ship Pactolus which arrived in New York City October 12, 1846. The passenger manifest listed his occupation as farmer. Petronella Keller Adam(s) was . . . — Map (db m73759) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Arbeiter Hall — 1873 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
The town gained a new venue for public events in 1873 with the opening of Arbeiter Hall. The local Arbeiterverein, or Workers' Association, organized in 1871, primarily as a workers' insurance association. The two-story brick building had a . . . — Map (db m67093) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Barricading New Ulm — Historic Downtown New Ulm
Following the outbreak of hostilities between the Dakota and white settlers on August 18, 1862, hundreds of people fled from nearby farms to New Ulm for safety. Quickly, Brown County Sherriff Charles Roos and Jacob Nix, a citizen with German . . . — Map (db m73140) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Boesch, Hummel, and Maltzahn Block
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m73329) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Brown County — 150 Years — 1856 • 2006
Brown County, an historic gateway on the Minnesota River, opened the fertile prairie lands of the Great Plains to the northern hardwoods of a continental divide. The U.S. Territorial Legislature organized the county in 1856 from lands ceded by the . . . — Map (db m66749) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Brown County Bank — 1871 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
The Brown County Bank is among the oldest commercial properties within the district. As the local economy recovered from the devastating effects of the Dakota Conflict, the city found itself without a bank following the demise of the First . . . — Map (db m66879) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Brown County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Brown County Veterans This memorial is a lasting tribute to past, present and future veterans who served during peacetime and the following conflicts: Indian Wars 1817 - 1898 · Mexican War 1846 - 1848 · American Civil War . . . — Map (db m65526) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Buenger Store — 1892, 1902 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
This three-story building is a fine example of Queen Anne commercial architecture. The original southern section was erected in 1892 for the Buenger Furniture Store, while the corner building was constructed in 1902. Louis Buenger Sr. . . . — Map (db m68117) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — City Meat Market — 1927 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
Rosa Schnobrich opened the City Meat Market in 1907 with the advertising slogan, "Better Meats, Cleaner Meats, and Quicker Service." Her sausages, in particular, proved popular, and soon her shop began supplying a network of wholesale dealers . . . — Map (db m68267) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Clear Lake School — 1864–1971
1864 marked the beginning of District 6 (later known as 179), Sigel township's first of four school districts. The first schoolhouse was built on this site in 1868 with the purchase of 1 acre of land for $10. Civil War general Franz Sigel visited . . . — Map (db m74233) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Colonel Wilhelm Pfaender
Colonel Wilhelm Pfaender (1826-1905), born in Heilbronn, Wurttemberg, Germany, came to America as a result of the 1848 Revolution. In Germany he helped found the Turner Societies in his birth-city of Heilbronn and in Ulm. In Cincinnati, Ohio, he . . . — Map (db m73673) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Crone Store — 1869, 1876 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
For years, the Crone store was the largest mercantile establishment in New Ulm. In 1857, Theodore Crone Sr. opened his general store at the corner of Broadway and Center Streets. Twelve years later, he erected this building, adding a . . . — Map (db m66864) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Dacotah House — 1859 • 1971
Helena Erd Seiter • Adolph Seiter The Dacotah House, located on this site, was built in 1859 by Adolph Seiter and Frank Erd. Adolph's wife, Helena Erd Seiter soon established her fame in the kitchen. During the Dakota Conflict of 1862, Helena . . . — Map (db m66377) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — 5 — Defenders State Monument
This monument is erected by the State of Minnesota to commemorate the battles and incidents of the Sioux Indian War of 1862, which particularly relate to the town of New Ulm. 1890. Honored be the memory of the citizens of Blue Earth, Nicollet, . . . — Map (db m66990) HM WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Doughboy Monument
Lest we forget. In sacred memory of the soldiers, sailors, and marines who served their country in time of war. Erected in 1941 by Veterans of Foreign Wars U.S.A. Albert Nagel Post No 1648 and Auxiliary. — Map (db m68739) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Erd Building — 1861 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
Frank Erd and his wife, Louise, came to New Ulm from Cincinnati. Frank, whose father was an architect, erected a substantial store, one of the few brick buildings in the city. The Brown County supervisors kept their offices in Erd's building, . . . — Map (db m66897) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Father Valentine Sommereisen — Pioneer Missionary Priest
Valentine Sommereisen was the first resident Catholic priest in three large areas of the American West: southwestern Minnesota, the Dakota Territory, and western Kansas. Born 28 May 1829 in Rouffach, Alsace, a German–speaking part of eastern . . . — Map (db m74222) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Flandrau's Charge
The second battle of New Ulm took place on August 23, 1862. About 650 Dakota Indians surrounded the town, while over 2,000 people were crowded behind a barricade. The attack began around nine in the morning and the Dakota Indians quickly encircled . . . — Map (db m66402) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Forster Building — 1861 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
Frederick Forster came to the United States in 1850 and taught school in New York. He moved to New Ulm in 1858, where he continued teaching, becoming the city's postmaster in 1861. In 1860, Forster purchased this lot and the following . . . — Map (db m68227) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — German–Bohemian Immigrants Monument
This monument was erected in 1991 by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society to commemorate the immigrants to this region from the German speaking western rim of present-day Czechoslovakia. They emigrated from the counties of Bischofteinitz, Mies and . . . — Map (db m67030) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Grand Hotel
The first structure built on this site was the Minnesota Haus, the first hotel in New Ulm, built in 1856 by Phillipp H. Gross. That early structure was destroyed and in 1860, on the same sight, Gross built the Union Hotel, a two and a half story . . . — Map (db m67981) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Guardians of the Past
By the end of the fighting in New Ulm, the U.S.—Dakota War of 1862 had taken a heavy toll on the town. More than 50 settlers had been killed and 36 wounded, along with an unknown number of Dakota. In addition, at least 190 of the . . . — Map (db m74136) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Harkin Store
West Newton in 1870 was a thriving town, serving riverboat travel on the Minnesota River. It consisted of a hotel, a livery stable, a brewery, a sawmill, a wagon works, two blacksmith shops, three saloons, and many dwellings that made the town an . . . — Map (db m66238) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Hermann Monument — (Hermann Denkmal)
Hermann (Arminius) of the Cherusci tribe led several German tribes in battle against their Roman conquerors in 9 A.D., and defeated them in the hills of Teutoburg Forest near present Detmold. To later unified Germany, Hermann . . . — Map (db m65467) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — In Recognition of a Distinguished Career as a Player and Coach
   Stan Wilfahrt – an outstanding player for New Ulm's 1941 State Legion Champs & 1943 Brewers State Amateur Champions. He coached baseball at Cathedral High School for 1957-1978 with a 246-68 (.783) record. His teams appeared in nine state . . . — Map (db m79894) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — In Recognition of a Minnesota Coaching Record — May 28, 1994
   On this date at Chaska, Minnesota, New Ulm High School coach James Senske recored his 510th coaching victory, a new Minnesota State High School League baseball record for wins by a coach. At the completion of the 1994 season, . . . — Map (db m79913) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Jacob Nix Platz — To a Patriot, Solider, Public Servant
Jacob Nix from Bingen Am Rhein in Germany was a key figure in the defense of New Ulm in 1862. Born in 1822, Nix early joined the push for a united Germany under a republican form of government. During the ill-fated 1848 Revolution, Nix served as . . . — Map (db m65455) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — John Lind Home
This home was built by John Lind in 1887 and was a significant cultural, social and political center built on a prominence above early New Ulm. Swedish born Lind came to America and Minnesota in 1867 at age thirteen. While very young he was a rural . . . — Map (db m65399) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Joseph A. Harman — 1900 – 1979 — Father of the New Ulm Park and Recreation Program
The quality of life in New Ulm improved notably after a young teacher-coach accepted a position at New Ulm High School in 1928. During the succeeding 51 years, "Joe" Harman provided the inspiration that left this community a better place in which to . . . — Map (db m66381) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and Vicinity
In the early 1870's, fourteen settlers purchased this beautiful spot located on the north bank of the Big Cottonwood River and named it Jδgers Ruhe (Hunters' Rest). The objectives of this group of hunters was to preserve this property for their . . . — Map (db m66087) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Kiesling House — (1861)
The Kiesling House is one of the three downtown buildings in New Ulm to survive the Dakota War of 1862. Frederick W. Kiesling, blacksmith and ferrier, had built the modest frame house ($125) the year before the outbreak of the war. In August of 1862 . . . — Map (db m65497) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Leavenworth Rescue Expedition
During the Minnesota Sioux Uprising of 1862, eighteen men left New Ulm early on the morning of August 19, and travelled westward about 20 miles along the Big Cottonwood River to the area of Leavenworth. Searching for relatives and friends, they . . . — Map (db m65486) HM WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Lest We Forget
In 1914, two four-inch naval cannon barrels, each with a pyramid of balls, were placed on the courthouse grounds as a tribute to all Brown County citizens who served their nation in time of conflict. The United States Government reclaimed them in . . . — Map (db m66967) HM WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — New Ulm
In 1851, leaders of the Dakota Nation signed the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux with the United States Government. This treaty opened new lands in Minnesota Territory for settlement. Two years later, German immigrants in Chicago, led by Frederick . . . — Map (db m65452) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — New Ulm's Glockenspiel
Schonlau Park, named in honor of Theodore H. and Clara K. Schonlau, is the setting for the City of New Ulm’s unique Glockenspiel. Local contributors were joined by donors from three foreign countries, 31 States, and 51 other Minnesota cities, in . . . — Map (db m65492) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Pioneer Founders of New Ulm
Frederick Beinhorn and Wilhelm Pfaender, pioneer founders of the prairie colony of New Ulm, were cut of the same cloth. Both came to America from Germany after the 1848 Revolution in Central Europe failed to unite German peoples under a new frame of . . . — Map (db m65694) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Pioneer Monument — Civil War Monument
east side In memory of our honored brave who fell in defence of The Union. north side In memory of those who fell in defence of New Ulm 1862. west side In memory of those massacred by the Indians in Brown Co. . . . — Map (db m68705) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Ravine Ambush
While crossing this ravine a recruiting party of the Civil War was ambushed by the Sioux Indians on August 18th, 1862, at the noon hour. The following were killed or mortally wounded: John Schneider • Ernest Dietrich . . . — Map (db m73704) HM WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Roebbecke Mill
On this site in 1859 Frederick Roebbecke built a seventy foot high wooden windmill for grinding corn and grain. Situated on a prominent ridge, it commanded an excellent view of the scattered settlement. Barricaded with sacks of flour and grain, the . . . — Map (db m65400) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Somsen Hitching Post
The home of Henry N. Somsen, Sr. was once located on this site. Visitors would tie their horses to this hitching post. Given by Anne & Henry N. Somsen, Jr., generous supporters of the New Ulm Public Library. October 16, 1985 — Map (db m66706) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — The Pioneers of Brown County Monument — 1849 • 1949
  To pay homage to the sturdy pioneers who founded the territory of Minnesota a century ago. And to express veneration for the pioneers of Brown County and members of their families who lost their lives during the Sioux War of 1862 — 1863. . . . — Map (db m73642) HM WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — The Wallachei
This neighborhood dates back to the early days of New Ulm. Oral history suggests the borders shown above. The origin of the name “The Wallachei” is obscure. The most likely translation is “low land horse pasture.” Or, legend . . . — Map (db m65396) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Turner Hall
The Turner concept of developing a sound mind and body through discussion of common problems and physical exercise was conceived by Frederick Jahn of Berlin in 1811. It was an effort to strengthen German resolve against the French conqueror, . . . — Map (db m65426) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Turnverein Founding Site
Von hier 717 fuss in der Richtung des Pfeils wurde am 11ten November 1856 der New Ulmer Turnverein gegruendet. (From here, 717 feet in the direction of the arrow on the 11th of November 1856 the New Ulm Turnverein . . . — Map (db m66239) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Two Battles of New Ulm
The first news of the Sioux Uprising was brought to New Ulm at noon on August 18, 1862, by survivors of a Civil War recruiting party that had been ambushed in Milford Township. Barricades were hastily erected in a three-block area on Minnesota . . . — Map (db m65402) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — U.S. - Dakota War Memorial
In Memory of All Who Suffered U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 2012 — Map (db m68348) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — U.S. Post Office — 1910 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
The federal government erected the post office building in 1910, designed by James Knox Taylor, the supervising architect of the United States Treasury. Although the city's postal service began in 1856, it had been located in rented space . . . — Map (db m74074) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Upper Minnesota River Transportation
The first river steamboat, WEST NEWTON, passed by here in 1853 going upriver with troops to lay out the site of Fort Ridgely. Two days later TIGER and CLARION followed with men and supplies. For the . . . — Map (db m66383) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Searles — Cottonwood Twp. Evangelical Church and Cemetery
     In 1857, Rev. August Huelster held the first Evangelical church service at the home of Charles Lauer in Cottonwood Township. In 1865, two acres of land were purchased in Cottonwood Township by John Mohr, Philip Pfisterer & Carl Schreyer, . . . — Map (db m78463) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Searles — Searles
Searles, a small community in Section 21 of Cottonwood Township, was platted on October 10, 1899, by Harry and Anna Jenkins. It was a railroad station point named by officials of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad. The original plat . . . — Map (db m67914) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Sleepy Eye — Chief Sleepy Eyes — (Ish-tak-ha-ba)
Sleepy Eyes, or Drooping Eyelids, was born about 1780 in a Sisseton Sioux Indian village at Swan Lake in Nicollet County. The Bureau of Indian Affairs commissioned him a chief in 1824. His fame was achieved not as a warrior or hunter but as a friend . . . — Map (db m67658) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Sleepy Eye — Dakota Reservation and the Leavenworth Road
In the summer of 1851 the Dakota Indians, a group of Native Americans who lived in Southern Minnesota, sold their land, 35 million acres, to the United States for $3,000,000. The Dakota agreed to move to a reservation which included land ten miles . . . — Map (db m67983) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Sleepy Eye — Golden Gate
    The village of Golden Gate occupied this area for some years. The town took its name from the U.S. Post Office established in 1868 with Ebenezer Fuller in charge.     Construction of a water-powered grist mill on Spring Creek in 1869 by . . . — Map (db m70993) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Sleepy Eye — Golden Gate Mill Stones — Millstones of Golden Gate, Minnesota
The mill, built in 1867 by John Heimerdinger, was down 1/4 mile from Golden Gate on the Ruhe-Heim Creek. It was powered by a pond kept full by many wells, dug by hand. Wheat was ground by stones into flour and feed. The grinding stones were . . . — Map (db m71062) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Sleepy Eye — Iberia
In 1866 the budding village of Iberia had a log school house, four frame buildings and a cemetery. The settlement is the center of Stark Township, organized in 1866. Iberia crossroads was named for a community in Ohio because many of the first . . . — Map (db m73752) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Sleepy Eye — Veterans Memorial
In honor of the Brave Service Men & Women who have defended and continue to defend the United States of America. Sons of John & Mary Broich Chris USNR, Art USNR, Walter USAF, Joseph . . . — Map (db m67856) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), Springfield — Jonathan Brown and the Shetek Trail
In the 1850s there was a land boom in southern Minnesota. Jonathan Brown, 37 years old, filed on land along the Cottonwood River in what is now Burnstown Township. (S 1/2 of SW 1/4, Sec. 15; N 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec. 22) Jonathan picked a good . . . — Map (db m67820) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Springfield — Springfield, Minnesota
John and Daniel Burns were pioneer settlers in this area of brown County. Burnstown Township was named in their honor. Railroad construction advanced westward and the name of the station stop here in 1873 was "Burns." A small settlement . . . — Map (db m67542) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), Springfield — Veterans Memorial
In grateful tribute to all men and women of this area who have or will serve in defense of our country. — Map (db m68206) WM
Minnesota (Brown County), Springfield — Veterans Memorial
Proudly, we salute our veterans and pledge eternal gratitude for their sacrifices and gallant preservation of freedom for all. seals of the United States Army • Air Force • Navy • Marine Corps • Coast Guard Dedicated July 4, 1994 . . . — Map (db m71172) WM
Minnesota (Carlton County), Carlton — Geology of Minnesota — Jay Cooke State Park
     This point overlooks the St. Louis River Valley. The steeply inclined rocks in the river channel upstream are alternating beds of slates and graywackers of the Thompson Formation thousands of feet thick. . . . — Map (db m44627) HM
Minnesota (Carlton County), Carlton — Henry C. Hornby
540 acres of land southwest of this point, embracing Silver Creek in Jay Cooke State Park are dedicated to the memory of this pioneer civic leader who made great contributions to the establishment and development of this park. Lands donated by . . . — Map (db m53599) HM
Minnesota (Carlton County), Carlton — Josiah B. Scovell
One half mile south of this point lie three islands, known as numbers 1, 2, & 3, in the St. Louis River, which were settled by Josiah Boardman Scovell, original U.S. patentee in 1881, who retained ownership for the balance of his life. Islands . . . — Map (db m53857) HM
Minnesota (Carlton County), Kettle River — 1872
In memory of the Finnish pioneers who arrived here in the western part of Carlton County in 1872 and thereafter, and made their homes with courage and perseverance. Erected 1952 by Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society Chapter No. . . . — Map (db m3266) HM
Minnesota (Carlton County), Kettle River — The 1918 Fire
On October 12, 1918, a massive forest fire raced through northeastern Minnesota from Sturgeon Lake to the shores of Lake Superior north of Duluth. When it was over, this region had suffered through one of Minnesota’s worst disasters. Weather . . . — Map (db m3031) HM
Minnesota (Carlton County), Mahtowa — The Iron Range
One hundred miles north and west of Duluth lies the Iron Range. North America's largest iron ore region consists of three major iron ranges: the Vermillion, the Mesabi, and the Cuyuna. The Vermillion was the first to ship iron ore from Minnesota . . . — Map (db m44038) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Carver — Church by-the River, Presbyterian Church
Carver Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Church by-the River, Presbyterian Church 1913 — Map (db m79234) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Carver — Funk Hardware Store
Carver Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Funk Hardware Store ca. 1880 — Map (db m79278) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Carver — Minnesota Valley Oil Co. — 1925
Carver Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Minnesota Valley Oil Co. 1925 — Map (db m75255) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Carver — Stephen Kult Clothing Store
Carver Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Stephen Kult Clothing Store 1871 — Map (db m79125) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Carver — Trinity Lutheran Church
Carver Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Trinity Lutheran Church 1914 — Map (db m79158) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Carver — Van De Veire Knoll
Last Homesteaded 1986 Larry & Betty Van De Veire — Map (db m79203) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Chaska — Brinkhaus Livery Stable
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Brinkhaus Livery Stable 1890 — Map (db m59555) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Chaska — City Square Park
City Square Park City Square in Chaska has always been a gathering place and the heart of this community. The land was set aside for public purpose in 1852 in the original plat. Early settlers in Chaska found six earthen mounds on this . . . — Map (db m63707) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Chaska — Jonathan in Chaska
This silo marks the site of the Christian Bender farm, homesteaded in 1854. George Bender, grandson of Christian, sold the farm to Henry McKnight in 1963. This was the first farm to become part of Jonathan.                 Dedicated . . . — Map (db m60394) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Chaska — CR-CKC-057 — Little Rapids Fur Post
By 1804 Jean B. Faribault was trading in furs for the Northwest Company near the "Little Rapids" of the Minnesota River, 5 miles south of this point, and in this vicinity. His fur post of 1824 on the site of Chaska became the nucleus for the first . . . — Map (db m41051) HM
Minnesota (Carver County), Waconia — Civil War Monument
To the Memory of the Defenders of the Union, 1861 to 1865. Erected by the Citizens of Carver County in 1892. F. Anthony, S.M. Alexander, Ch. All, A. Arneson, L. Anderson, C.F. Anderson, S. Anderson, A.G. Anderson, J. Anderson, . . . — Map (db m71715) WM
Minnesota (Carver County), Waconia — Veterans Memorial
World War II Poland - Battle of the Atlantic - Pearl Harbor - Bataan - Corregidor - Coral Sea - Midway - Guadalcanal - North Africa - Bismarck Sea - Salerno - Tarawa - Kwajalein - Normandy - Southern France - The . . . — Map (db m72282) WM
Minnesota (Carver County), Waconia — World War I Monument
Erected in Memory of Those Who Served During the World War 1914 —— 1918 Allmann Andrew • Bade Ed. • Bade Henry • Beck Walter • Beiersdorf O.H. • Boettcher Otto • Boehmke Herb • Brandenburg Henry . . . — Map (db m71520) WM
Wisconsin (Adams County), Arkdale — East Arkdale Cemetery
On July 11, 1859, Mr. Halvor Olson offered this 1/2 acre of his land to be used as a cemetery for the members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Hauge Synod) here in the Roche a Cree (Arkdale) settlement. People of the community outside the . . . — Map (db m7368) HM
Wisconsin (Adams County), Arkdale — Lutheran Church of the Norwegian Synod
On this site once stood a Lutheran Church of the Norwegian Synod, from the years 1887 to 1921. This church developed because of a disagreement on some doctrinal points with the United Lutheran Church which stood one half mile south of here. . . . — Map (db m4657) HM
Wisconsin (Adams County), Arkdale — 390 — Site of the First Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Roche-a-Cri
In 1850, a group of Norwegian settlers from Koshkonong, the foremost Norwegian settlement colony in the United States at the time, left their southern Wisconsin home and migrated north, settling here in "Roch-a-Cree" or Roche-a-Cri. Imbued with . . . — Map (db m36123) HM
Wisconsin (Adams County), Arkdale — West Church
In 1853, Norwegian immigrants to this area, organized the Norwegian Evangelical Church of Roche-a-Cri, in 1860. A log church was constructed one mile south of this location. It was destroyed by fire in 1866. A frame church was then erected on this . . . — Map (db m4658) HM
Wisconsin (Adams County), Friendship — 260 — Roche-A-Cri State Park
This prominent butte, perhaps the steepest hill in Wisconsin, was called La Roche-a-Cri by 17th and 18th century French voyageurs. Rising 300 feet above the surrounding plain, this landmark undoubtedly guided Indians and early pioneers. Indians of . . . — Map (db m19822) HM
Wisconsin (Adams County), Friendship — Veterans Memorial / Cpl. Red Cloud Tribute
Korea Lest We Forget In Honor of all Veterans, POWs – MIAs 24th Infantry "Victory Division" Designed by Cpl. Donald E. Hahn 34th and 19th Reg. Tribute to Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud . . . — Map (db m37091) HM
Wisconsin (Adams County), Monroe Center — Monroe Cemetery
Ira and Ransom Gleason, father and uncle to Charlotte and Francis Marion Rous set aside the original acre of land for this cemetery, from the land they obtained through the Public Lands Act of 1820. This plaque in memory of Edna Rous Russell and . . . — Map (db m7534) HM
Wisconsin (Adams County), Rome — Spring Branch Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Duty, Honor, Country We dedicate this monument to all our service men and women in all wars and conflicts. United States Army United States Marines United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard . . . — Map (db m41686) WM
Wisconsin (Ashland County), Glidden — Glidden State Bank
Glidden State Bank Circa 1905 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Nominated by Jerry Hellenbrand - 2006 — Map (db m47483) HM
Wisconsin (Ashland County), Glidden — 54 — Great Divide
You are now on the great divide which seperates the two principal drainage areas of Wisconsin. Water falling to the north of this point finds its way into Lake Superior, then down through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River 2,000 miles into . . . — Map (db m47222) HM
Wisconsin (Ashland County), Glidden — World's Largest White Pine Log — Biggest & Last Sleigh Hauled Log
This white pine log was sleigh hauled to Glidden on Dec. 21, 1984 on the sleigh it sets on. It was cut on State 40 14 miles east of Glidden. Its estimated weight is 7000 lbs. The 20 ft log scaled 1960 [?] board ft. Estimated age 500 to 600 . . . — Map (db m47534) HM
Wisconsin (Barron County), Chetek — 218 — Pine Was King
Vast forests of virgin white pine were the treasure which brought the first wave of white settlers to Northern Wisconsin. The farms came later, but for half a century the forests were local history. In 1847, the Knapp, Stout & Co. purchased . . . — Map (db m45069) HM
Wisconsin (Barron County), Dobie — 469 — Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
The congregation for this church traces its roots back to 1870 when people first held services in their homes in what was originally called Stanfold. This community later became Dobie. Their first Catholic church was built in 1876 but was destroyed . . . — Map (db m45151) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Allouez — First Redemptorist Church in America
The church of St. John the Evangelist, the first church of the Redemptorists in this hemisphere, stood 215 feet east of this marker. It was begun by Rev. S. Mazzuchelli, O. P. and completed by Redemptorist missionaries sent from Europe by Rev. . . . — Map (db m66522) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Allouez — 239 — Heritage Hill State Park
This park, built to portray and preserve Wisconsin's beginnings, is located on a site that is itself a part of history. On this 40-acre site stood Camp Smith--a temporary location of Fort Howard--part of the pioneer settlement known as Shantytown, . . . — Map (db m10544) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — 189 — Marquette–Jolliet
Here in June, 1673, an expedition headed by Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette and his companion Louis Jolliet departed from St. Francis Xavier Mission to find and explore the upper Mississippi River. In September they returned here to record their . . . — Map (db m10393) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — 266 — Rapides des Peres — Voyageur Park
The rapids at De Pere were well known to all early travelers along the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, which provided the best access to the Mississippi. Despite Indian domination, the waterway served explorers, fur traders and voyageurs, missionaries, . . . — Map (db m11053) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), De Pere — 262 — White Pillars
This building was erected in 1836 to serve as the office of the Fox River Hydraulic Company, which was chartered by Wisconsin's first Territorial Legislature to construct a dam at Rapides des Peres. Following the 1837 financial crisis, notes issued . . . — Map (db m10887) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Denmark — 373 — Denmark
In 1848, immigrants from Langeland, Denmark, seeking economic opportunity and plentiful farmland, settled in this vicinity. The Danes purchased land here and called their early settlement "Copenhagen," later changed to Denmark. In subse­quent years, . . . — Map (db m22453) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 11 — 1634 • 1909
Commemorating the discovery of Wisconsin in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, emissary of Governor Champlain of New France. In this vicinity Nicolet first met the Winnebago Indians. Unveiled August 12, 1909, by members of the State Historical Society of . . . — Map (db m15786) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau — Founder/V.P./Head Coach/Player 1919–49
Curly Lambeau founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and was a driving force in the team's early years, including the 1921 decision to join what is now the NFL. He served as head coach for the franchise's first 31 seasons, leading the Packers to six . . . — Map (db m77462) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Elvis Favorite Ride — The Zippin Pippin
The Zippin Pippin was Elvis Presley's favorite ride. The "King" rented Libertyland August 8, 1977 from 1:15 a.m. to 7 a.m. to entertain a group of about 10 guests. Decked in a blue jumpsuit with black leather belt, huge belt buckle with turquoise . . . — Map (db m66565) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Naval Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the Glory of God and in Memory to All Men and Women Who Served in the Naval Forces of the United States Erected by the Navy Club, Ship 18 1956 Rededicated June 1996 — Map (db m66600) WM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Oneida Veterans Memorial
Welcome to the Oneida Veterans Memorial Civil War About the War: The civil war was fought in 1861-1865 between the United States (the "Union" or the "North") and several southern slave states that declared their secession and . . . — Map (db m78976) WM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — 62 — Red Banks
Many of the explorers who followed Columbus were more interested in finding an easy route to Asia than they were in exploring and settling this continent. In 1634 Jean Nicolet, emissary of Gov. Samuel de Champlain of New France, landed at Red Banks . . . — Map (db m22457) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Robert E. Harlan Plaza
Robert E. (Bob) Harlan, the ninth president in Packers history, played a central role in orchestrating the $295 million Lambeau Field redevelopment, first unveiled in 2000 and completed at the start of the 2003 season. Harlan's unwavering leadership . . . — Map (db m77463) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Vincent T. (Vince) Lombardi — Head Coach/G.M. 1959-67; General Manager 1968
Vince Lombardi directed the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships in seven years (1961-62, 1965-66-67) – a feat without parallel in pro football history. His 1966 and '67 teams also won the first two Super Bowls. Lombardi forged an . . . — Map (db m77461) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Oneida — 502 — Revolutionary War Veteran
James Powlis, whose Oneida name Tewakatelyλ·thale! means "I'm Worried", was born around 1750, probably in New York State. In 1777, after the disintegration of the Iroquois Confederacy's neutrality, Congress sought to offset the allegiance of . . . — Map (db m11097) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Alma — 230 — Beef Slough
The Beef Slough was a sluggish branch of the Chippewa River that provided an excellent storage pond for the logs floated downstream by numerous logging companies. Here loggers were employed to arrange the mixed-up logs into orderly rafts to be towed . . . — Map (db m10103) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Alma — Lock & Dam No. 4
Designed by and constructed under the direction of The Corps of Engineers, United States Army 1932 – 1935 Contractor for lock – Ouilmette Construction & Engineering Co. Contractor for dam – United Construction Co. . . . — Map (db m17300) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Alma — Veterans Memorial
This site and memorial is forever dedicated to the memories, valor, courage and ideals of those Buffalo County residents that have given their all and rest in burial sites at home, abroad and at sea. It is also dedicated to those that have endured . . . — Map (db m73314) WM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Fountain City — Fountain City
Thomas A. Holmes (1804-1888) established the first permanent settlement in Buffalo County in 1839 at the present site of Fountain City. In the fall of that year Holmes and a party of twelve including his wife came up the Mississippi River to barter . . . — Map (db m43205) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Fountain City — Fountain City
Before the white man came to this area Indians of the Chippewa, Winnebago and other tribes roamed freely along the Mississippi River. Recorded history tells of an Indian tribal battle that took place on these river banks which was witnessed by some . . . — Map (db m43206) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Mondovi — Civil War Monument
In Memory Of Our Nations Defenders Erected by W.R.C. No. 124 1914 — Map (db m73511) WM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Mondovi — Mirror Lake Veterans Park
Freedom Is Not Free Military Service Emblems Army • Navy • Air Force Marine Corps • Coast Guard • Merchant Marine Galen C. Aase • Loren R. Aase • William J. Aase • Wayne M. Adams • James R. Alf • Mitchell Allen • . . . — Map (db m78828) WM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Nelson — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Served Our Country — Map (db m73348) WM
Wisconsin (Burnett County), Grantsburg — Governor Knowles State Forest
The St. Croix River winds its way through wild and scenic countryside from its origin in a Spruce-Tamarack swamp near Upper St. Croix Lake. The waters of the Namekagon join the St. Croix 45 miles upstream from this sign. The river system varies from . . . — Map (db m44547) HM
Wisconsin (Burnett County), Siren — Burnett County Tornado — Memorial
On Monday, June 18, 2001, at 8:20 p.m. an F3 tornado with gale-force winds of over 200 miles per hour blew through southern Burnett County and eastern Washburn County leaving in its wake a path of destruction through the townships of Bashaw, . . . — Map (db m43504) HM
Wisconsin (Calumet County), Brothertown — 425 — The Brothertown Indians of Wisconsin
The Brothertown (Brotherton) are descendants of the Pequot and Mohegan (Algonquin-speaking) tribes in southern New England. They became a tribe in 1769 when seven Christian and English-speaking communities organized and moved to land in upstate New . . . — Map (db m31792) HM
Wisconsin (Calumet County), New Holstein — Civic Park
This wooded site of 4.77 acres was purchased from Rudolph Puchner in 1915 for $2,500.00 by an organization of 12 women called the New Holstein Civic Society. Their purpose was to improve and beautify the city. Through diligent work and numerous . . . — Map (db m46940) HM
Wisconsin (Calumet County), New Holstein — Gewidmet Unseren Kriegern 1861 - 65. — [Our Dedicated Soldiers 1861 - 65.]
B. Kuehl · J. Tams · J. Muenster · H. Banderob · L. Loewenhagen · H. Bock · H. Jensen · A. Ramm · G. Larsen · F. Roehr · D. Dammann · F. Temke · R. Luethge · J. Staube · J. Schilling · G. Bock · P. Heldt · P. . . . — Map (db m47107) HM
Wisconsin (Calumet County), New Holstein — H. C. Timm House — 1873
Built for Hermann Christian Timm and his wife, Augusta (Muenster) Timm, the house was erected in two sections. A frame, Greek Revival-influenced residence was built for the Timm family in 1873. In 1892, a large stick style house was constructed onto . . . — Map (db m31977) HM
Wisconsin (Calumet County), New Holstein — 419 — New Holstein
"If I cannot be the citizen of free Germany, then I would at least be a citizen of free America" --Carl Schurz, German Revolutionary Leader, 1848 In 1848, a small group of immigrants from the Schleswig-Holstein area of . . . — Map (db m46184) HM
Wisconsin (Calumet County), New Holstein — New Holstein Veterans Memorial
Here We Honor The Price of Freedom Dedicated to the men and women of the New Holstein area who haved served their country in the armed services. ***2008*** US Flag Pole Donated In Memory Of Elmer E Abrahamson Jr. · . . . — Map (db m46953) HM
Wisconsin (Calumet County), Stockbridge — 416 — Stockbridge Harbor
Around A.D. 1100, there was a large Native American village on the north side of Stockbridge Harbor. The pottery recovered from archaeological excavations at this site indicates that the villagers came from two formerly distinct cultural groups. . . . — Map (db m31799) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Bloomer — 11 — First Congregational United Church of Christ
The First Congregational Church was organized in the Public Hall at Vanville (later renamed Bloomer) Chippewa County on November 20, 1868. In 1870, lots 4 and 5 of block 4 of the Town of Bloomer were donated by Mr. Samuel Gilbert of Gilberstville, . . . — Map (db m55654) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Boyd — 36 — Edson Union Cemetery
Edson Union Cemetery was dedicated in 1887 by Maria and Edson Chubb, as a memorial to their only child Joseph. Buried here are Civil War veterans, victims of the 1880 diphtheria epidemic, and soldiers of the Spanish and American War. Edson . . . — Map (db m42597) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — 33 — Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory
In 1880, Captain Ellery Clark of DePere, Wisconsin moved his hub and spoke factory to Cadott. Clark had been a steam boat operator moving logs on the Fox River. He was drawn to the Cadott area because of the high quality and abundant supply of white . . . — Map (db m48931) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — 121 — Cadotte Trading Post Site
In 1787, Michel Cadotte, famous Madeline Island fur trader, had a trading post nearby on the Yellow River. Here Michel Jr. was born, and another son, Jean Baptiste, is said to be buried on the river's bank. Robert Marriner built a dam at "Cadotte . . . — Map (db m31159) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — Citizen Soldier Monument
America Will Never Forget Sept. 11, 2001 · Cadott, WI Citizen Soldier "Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done." George W. Bush Sept. 20, 2001 . . . — Map (db m43068) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — Introduction to the Geology of the Cadott Region
The block diagram right depicts in simple format the major geological components of the Cadott region. The time scale [below right] shows that the geologic history at any one place on Earth represents only a miniscule part of the Earth's long and . . . — Map (db m42006) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — 73 — The Gravesite of Lansing A. Wilcox
Lansing A. Wilcox, last surviving Wisconsin veteran of the Civil War, was born in Kenosha March 3, 1846. In February 1864 he enlisted from Chippewa County in F Company, Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, returning to the Cadott community in 1866. A farmer, . . . — Map (db m30758) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — The Precambrian Rocks
From here you can see Precambrian rocks exposed along the river below the dam. Although mostly covered by a dark gray coating of carbon, their fresh pinkish gray colors show where they have been scoured off by floodwaters. We are looking at rocks . . . — Map (db m49997) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — The Yellowstone Trail — 1912–1930
The first coast-to-coast auto route across the northern tier of states. "A Good Road from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound" Before 1912 Railroads dominated long distance transportation. Local roads were dust and mud. There was little . . . — Map (db m40098) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — 32 — Western Bohemian-Fraternal Association — Zapadni Ceska-Bratrska Jednota
The ZCBJ Lodge Hall which 45 charter members built in 1907 is a tangible symbol of the ethnic heritage – social, fraternal and philosophical ideals of the Czech immigrants settling 7 miles north of Cadott. . . . — Map (db m47505) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Cadott — Wisconsin Veterans Tribute
In reverent memory of the men and women who served their country in peace and war. Dedicated May 18, 1991 by grateful citizens of Chippewa County. Chippewa County Veterans Marker Army · Navy · Marines · . . . — Map (db m42843) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 44 — Badger State Planing Mill At Lake Hallie — Badger State Lumber Company
This site is near the location of the first sawmill called the "Blue Mills" built just north of Lake Hallie, built over a two year period 1842-1843 by Steven McCann and the brothers Simon and George Randall. In 1867 it was sold to T.S. Schoefield. . . . — Map (db m56289) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 49 — Bear Den Road Bridge
The Bear Den Road Bridge was an example of a Pratt bridge construction, which was a design used in Wisconsin from 1895-1910. The Milwaukee Bridge and Iron Company fabricated the bridge, and it was moved to this site in 1940. The original site and . . . — Map (db m43065) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 15 — Chippewa Springs
Millions of years ago the Midwest area of North America was covered by a great inland sea that laid down virgin white Cambrian sandstone. As the sea filled in, most of this sandstone became buried thousands of feet below the surface. The rim . . . — Map (db m42326) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 14 — Cook-Rutledge Mansion
In September of 1873 James Monroe Bingham, a local attorney, State Assemblyman, and future lieutenant governor of the State of Wisconsin, purchased this land which had just been plotted as Block 14 of the Western Addition to the City of Chippewa . . . — Map (db m42667) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 26 — Edward Rutledge Charity
This building was built in 1917 in memory of Edward Rutledge. Mr. Rutledge was born in northern Ireland on March 6, 1834. As a child he moved with his parents to South Mountain, Ontario, Canada where they farmed. At age 16 Edward and his two . . . — Map (db m39426) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 1 — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church is the oldest Protestant Church in the City of Chippewa Falls. It was organized in 1855 by Rev. W. W. McNair. The first services were held in a log cabin 12 x 14 feet located on the east bank of Duncan Creek, just . . . — Map (db m42611) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 28 — Hiram Stores Allen — September 18, 1806 - March 6, 1886
Hiram S. Allen was born in Chelsea, Vermont and came to the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin in 1834. Here he began a long and flourishing career and an active business life. He built the first grist-mill, the first flour-mill, and the first hotel . . . — Map (db m42343) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — In Memory of All Veterans — Both Living and Dead — These are the Dead
Sergeant Charles E. Mower, Company A, 34th Infantry, on November 3, 1944, was an assistant squad leader in an attack against strongly defended enemy positions on both sides of a stream running through a wooded gulch near Capoocan, Leyte, Philippine . . . — Map (db m41559) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — In Memory of Old Abe — 1861 • 1881
The soldier bird who was captured in Chippewa County by Chief Sky and taken to Eau Claire by Daniel McCann of Eagle Point. With Company "C" of the Eighth Wisconsin Regiment, he participated in twenty-five battles of the Civil War and was afterwards . . . — Map (db m38223) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 48 — Irvine Park Drive Bridge
The Irvine Park Drive Bridge was an example of a Pratt bridge construction, which was a design used in Wisconsin from 1895-1910. The Milwaukee Bridge and Iron Company fabricated the bridge in 1907. The structure originally crossed Duncan Creek on . . . — Map (db m38734) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 222 — Nation's First Cooperative Generating Station
On Sunday, May 2, 1937, Wisconsin Power Cooperative was organized by an assembly of farmers for the purpose of developing a generating and transmission facility to provide low-cost electric service for the rural areas of Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, . . . — Map (db m13798) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 330 — Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled
Before the 19th-century social reform movement, developmentally disabled people were relegated to almshouses and county poor farms where the “indigent, insane, epileptic and “idiotic” were housed together without regard to . . . — Map (db m13297) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 427 — Northern Wisconsin State Fair
Primarily rural in the 19th century, Wisconsin promoted the state fair to advance better state farming practices. Since 1851 to the present, this fair has been held in southern Wisconsin. Recognizing the impracticality of entering or attending the . . . — Map (db m13318) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 2 — Notre Dame Church
Notre Dame was Chippewa County’s first church, the Mother church of all area Catholic Churches. Originally called St. Mary’s (“Our Lady of the Pines”) was a 16' x 18' foot log structure erected in 1856. A carpenter’s bench served as . . . — Map (db m39975) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — Old McDonell High School
This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m41964) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 37 — Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls
The building to your right is the oldest commercial building in Chippewa Falls. It was built (Circa 1859) by Peter Morie (Morey) and was used originally as a Saloon and Boarding House for lumberjacks and others. In 1861 at the start of the Civil . . . — Map (db m55299) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 24 — Pioneer Norwegian Log Home
This log house, constructed of hand-hewn White Pine logs, was built by Norwegian immigrant Ole Pederson Bjerke about 1881. Ole and his wife Mari had three sons: Gus, John, and Charles. Around 1880, Ole had applied for a Homestead in the . . . — Map (db m43658) HM
Wisconsin (Chippewa County), Chippewa Falls — 29 — Reverend Charles F.X. Goldsmith — December 22, 1845 - November 24, 1890
Charles was born in Rochester, New York. At the early age of thirteen he entered the provincial seminary of St. Francis near Milwaukee. He graduated in 1864 and then entered the American College at Louvain, Belgium. There he earned two divinity . . . — Map (db m39937) HM

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