Northland College

Northland College (HMWMO)

Location: Ashland, WI 54806 Ashland County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 34.828', W 90° 52.367'

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North Wisconsin Academy, founded in 1892 by the Congregational Churches, provided the first high school education available to young people of the small, isolated lumber camp, sawmill and farm communities in the area known as the Great Lakes Pinery, but commonly referred to as "A God-forsaken Waste." It stretched across the northern third of Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.

The Academy was to be co-educational, to have a program of classical studies, to train both mind and character, and to be geared to the resources of the pioneer families it was intended to serve.

The laying of the cornerstone of the Academy Building on July 14, 1892, was an historic moment marking the advance of educational and cultural opportunities into northern Wisconsin.

In 1906 the Academy expanded its program to become Northland College, an on March 7, 1907, the Academy Building was renamed Wheeler Hall, a tribute to the Rev. E. P. Wheeler, the first president of the Academy.

This building, diagonally across from this site, is a landmark of progress to area citizens and a revered spot to every student who ever attended the Academy or College.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number224
Year Placed1976
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 662982 N 5160742
Decimal Degrees46.58046667, -90.87278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 34.828', W 90° 52.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 34' 49.68" N, 90° 52' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1422-1450 Ellis Ave S, Ashland WI 54806, US
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