Dawn Manor

Dawn Manor (HM4ZO)

Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Sauk County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 36.327', W 89° 46.293'

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Site of the Lost City of Newport

Here on the Wisconsin River the village of Newport was begun in 1853, planned for a population of 10,000. Assuming that the Milwaukee & LaCrosse Railroad would cross the river here, over 2000 settlers quickly came to Newport, causing a lively land boom. When the bridge and dam were ultimately located a mile upstream after an alleged secret moonlight survey, Newport was almost completely deserted in favor of Kilbourn City (today Wisconsin Dells). Only Dawn Manor, with its servant quarters, remains. Dawn Manor was completed in 1855 by Capt. Abraham Vanderpoel, friend of Lincoln and signer of the Wisconsin Constitution. The home is built of Potsdam sandstone, white mahogany and white pine, put together with brass screws and wooden pegs. Dawn Manor houses the art collection of George Raab, one of Wisconsin's famous artists.
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HM NumberHM4ZO
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number26
Year Placed1955
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 276321 N 4831785
Decimal Degrees43.60545000, -89.77155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 36.327', W 89° 46.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 36' 19.62" N, 89° 46' 17.58" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 365 Old Co Hwy A, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965, US
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