New Glarus

New Glarus (HM2T0)

Location: New Glarus, WI 53574 Green County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 48.922', W 89° 37.943'

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In 1845 the Emigration Society of the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland, sent Nicholas Duerst and Fridolin Streiff to the United States to purchase land for a Swiss settlement. They were joined in August by 108 settlers who began their homesteads on 1,280 acres of farm and timber land bordering the Little Sugar River. The first years were hard and it was not until April 1850 that the town was organized. Then New Glarus began to prosper; in 1851 the first store opened, in 1853 the first hotel and in 1870 the first cheese factory. By 1892 the population had increased to 600. The culture of Old Glarus has not been forgotten; the Swiss-German dialect is still spoken and the traditional holidays are observed.
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HM NumberHM2T0
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number110
Year Placed1961
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:41am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 284791 N 4743673
Decimal Degrees42.81536667, -89.63238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 48.922', W 89° 37.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 48' 55.32" N, 89° 37' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Sugar River State Recreation Trail, New Glarus WI 53574, US
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