The Million Penny Parade

The Million Penny Parade (HMO27)

Location: Woodruff, WI 54568 Oneida County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 53.701', W 89° 42.014'

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Dr. Kate NewComb had a dream — a hospital for the Lakeland area. Through contributions and volunteer help, the hospital was started. Because of the lack of funds the building was discontinued. Pennies would now help to complete the hospital.

The pupils of the geometry class of Arbor Vitae - Woodruff School wanted to see a million of something. Their teacher, Otto Burich, suggested that they collect pennies for the new hospital. The Million Penny Parade was launched.

In March of 1954, Dr. Kate went to a Doctors convention in California. She was a surprise guest on the T.V. program "This is Your Life." Because of her appearance people all over the country sent money for the hospital. With this money, amounting to $106,000 the hospital was completed and equipped.

As a result of this Penny Parade, the residents of this area had the beginning of the present Lakeland Memorial Hospital. This Penny is dedicated to the work of Dr. Kate and the people of the community who helped make this hospital a reality.

Donated by Eighth Grade Class of 1969
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HM NumberHMO27
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Year Placed1969
Placed ByThe Eighth Grade Class of 1969
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 290521 N 5085929
Decimal Degrees45.89501667, -89.70023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 53.701', W 89° 42.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 53' 42.06" N, 89° 42' 0.84" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 3rd Ave, Woodruff WI 54568, US
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