Father of Wisconsin Public SchoolsOn Feb. 24, 1845, as Territorial Legislator, he secured enactment of law authorizing free public education in Southport only. As a result first free school in the Union outside of New England opened in Southport, now Kenosha, June 18, 1845. This school and his continued efforts led to adoption of provision for free schools in the Wisconsin constitution.
|Placed By||Kenosha County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 432701 N 4713833|
|Decimal Degrees||42.57398333, -87.82001667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 34.439', W 87° 49.201'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 34' 26.34" N, 87° 49' 12.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 800-898 66th St, Kenosha WI 53143, US|
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