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In 1862, Isaac Lain purchased property on the north side of St. Paul Avenue just west of the intersection with Wisconsin Avenue on a high bluff overlooking the city and the Fox River. Two springs were located on this property.
In 1879, Mr. Lain…
The Memorial Union is the university's premier gathering place, serving as a welcoming living room for the entire campus community. Built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style (1928) with an International style theater wing addition (1939), the…
The first congregation of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Wisconsin worshipped God here.
The Centennial Historical Museum
Nearby, built in 1858, replaced the first log church erected in 1844. Dedicated in honor of John Lutz, Missionary…
The Matz Farmhouse, approx. 1907 [photo]You are standing in front of the stone remnants of the Matz farmhouse. The land was first homesteaded in 1852. Friedrich describes the initial living quarters as, "An American farmer isn't set up right …
Croft, Pvt James E
20 March 1897
12th Bty Wis Lt Art
Medal of Honor Citation:Took the place of a gunner who had been shot down and inspired his comrades by his bravery and effective gunnery, which contributed largely to the defea…
Church of Christ
Has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Side AA business that was to bring international acclaim to Iola was established at this location on August 18, 1964, with the organization of Krause Publications as a corporate business entity. Over the next 40 years it expanded into numerous oth…
This plaque commemorates the memory and deed of Andrew Blackhawk who gave the land of the current Winnebago powwow grounds to his tribe with the hope that it would be used by his people for a common gathering site. This 10 acres of land became Win…
Schooner Perry Hannah
Type: Wooden Schooner, two-masted
Built: 1859, Thomas Arnold, Newport, Mich.
Sank: October 16, 1880
Length: 93' Beam: 25'
Depth of Wreckage: 6'
Type: Wooden Schooner, three-masted
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…