World War I

World War I (HMRK)

Location: Menomonie, WI 54751 Dunn County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 54.523', W 91° 54.489'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 94 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
The outbreak of war in Europe in August 1914 did not involve the United States directly. Americans expected to remain neutral in the struggle between Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy against Germany and its allies. The desire for neu?trality was particularly strong in Wisconsin, with 25% of the population of Germanic extraction. But by 1917, a majority of Americans favored the cause of Great Britain and France, and President Woodrow Wilson accepted the need to defeat Germany.

The wartime period was stressful for Wisconsin. Some Americans vilified Wisconsinites as being pro-German. Superpatriots committed outrages against those suspected of "disloyalty." German culture was denigrated.

Despite such tensions, Wisconsin citizens oversubscribed to their Liberty Loan quotas and responded enthusiastically to the call to arms. Over 122,000 entered military serv?ice, of whom 15,266 served in the Wisconsin National Guard, which became the Thirty-Second Division. By war's end on November 11, 1918, almost all of the 1,800 Wisconsinites killed in action and fully one-third of the 6,300 wounded were members of the Thirty-Second or "Red Arrow" Division, whose veterans earned over 800 medals for valor.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHMRK
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Tags
Marker Number306_MARKER_N
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:54pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 586191 N 4973389
Decimal Degrees44.90871667, -91.90815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.523', W 91° 54.489'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 31.38" N, 91° 54' 29.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16217-16221 I-94, Menomonie WI 54751, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?