Site of the Lost City of NewportHere on the Wisconsin River the village of Newport was begun in 1853, planned for a population of 10,000. Assuming that the Milwaukee & LaCrosse Railroad would cross the river here, over 2000 settlers quickly came to Newport, causing a lively land boom. When the bridge and dam were ultimately located a mile upstream after an alleged secret moonlight survey, Newport was almost completely deserted in favor of Kilbourn City (today Wisconsin Dells). Only Dawn Manor, with its servant quarters, remains. Dawn Manor was completed in 1855 by Capt. Abraham Vanderpoel, friend of Lincoln and signer of the Wisconsin Constitution. The home is built of Potsdam sandstone, white mahogany and white pine, put together with brass screws and wooden pegs. Dawn Manor houses the art collection of George Raab, one of Wisconsin's famous artists.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Wisconsin Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 276321 N 4831785|
|Decimal Degrees||43.60545000, -89.77155000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 36.327', W 89° 46.293'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 36' 19.62" N, 89° 46' 17.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 365 Old Co Hwy A, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965, US|
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