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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20W9_reynolds-pier_Sturgeon-Bay-WI.html
Schooner Perry Hannah Type: Wooden Schooner, two-masted Built: 1859, Thomas Arnold, Newport, Mich. Sank: October 16, 1880 Length: 93' Beam: 25' Cargo: Wood Depth of Wreckage: 6' Schooner Cecelia Type: Wooden Schooner, three-masted Buil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZY7_wisconsin-state-water-ski-show-championships_Wisconsin-Rapids-WI.html
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, an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZY6_third-ward-fire_Milwaukee-WI.html
On the evening of October 28, 1892, an exploding oil barrel started a small fire in the Union Oil and Paint company warehouse, which was located at 323 N. Water Street. Another fire broke out in a nearby factory in the 300 block of N. Broadway, wh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZY5_the-alexander-noble-house_Fish-Creek-WI.html
The Alexander Noble House was built in 1875 on land purchased from Asa Thorp, the founder of the Village of Fish Creek. This Greek Revival Style-influenced resiĀ­dence is the Village's oldest existing dwelling still in its original location. Born …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZY4_toward-revolution-1970s-vision_Madison-WI.html
Toward Revolution In the 70s Williamson Street Was primarily a working class industrial area. Artists, activists, poets, musicians, and theater folks found cheap rent here and minimal restriction on out artistic and political expression &mda…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XE8_st-pauls-evangelical-lutheran-kirche-church-historical_Muskego-WI.html
In 1857, twelve German families started a Protestant Mission church. They brought their Christian faith and German language from the old country to what is now Muskego. Their services were conducted in German and held once a month in a rented, one…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XE7_do-i-smell-pizza-burgers-historical_Muskego-WI.html
This property was originally platted to Anson Taylor by President Martin Van Buren in 1840, then subsequently sold to William Pratt in 1854, this being platted as part of Plattsburg in 1856. In 1866 this property was sold to John Schuet who pionee…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XE6_the-devils-teapot-historical_Muskego-WI.html
In 1904, the coming of the interurban electric railway (TREM&L) made railroad travel possible between downtown Milwaukee and East Troy, WI. At this very location, a railroad trestle was constructed to bridge a two-acre pond/waterhole in a pasture …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XDV_park-arthur-historical_New-Berlin-WI.html
This city park is named in honor of Arthur Henry Thiesenhusen (1898-1990) by his wife Myrtle. He farmed this land until his retirement in 1966. Arthur was the son of William Johann and Henricka "Ricka' (Garbe) Thiesenhusen - both early immigrants …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XAL_historic-muskego-centre-park-historical_Muskego-WI.html
You are standing at the site of Muskego's original "main street." Its junction with the Janesville Plank Road resulted in this area being identified as Muskego Centre on 1873 maps. Beginning as an Indian trail, leading up to the shores of Little M…
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