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In the First American National Bank building which once stood here, Employers Insurance of Wausau opened, on June 1, 1928, a facility for rehabilitating injured workers. It was the first center of its kind established by the insurance industry. To…
Acquired by the
City of Wausau, Wisconsin
from the Federal Government
in 2004 through the
General Services Administration
This public benefit program is
administered by the
National Park Service.
In the 1850s, in the midst of Wisconsin's lumber boom, a large group of Germans helped settle Marathon Lincoln Counties. This unique group hailed from Pomerania, a former Prussian province in present-day northern Germany and Poland. Immigration co…
In the 1850s, in the midst of Wisconsin's lumber boom, a large migration of Germans helped settle Marathon County. This group hailed from Pomerania, a former Prussian province in present-day northern Germany and Poland. Immigration continued for t…
Resting eternally in this hallowed ground where you are now standing are the remains of original settlers; the pioneers, the woodsmen, and the rivermen from this area's earliest years as a center of the timber industry. An earlier cemetery in the …
Has Been Placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
From the 1840's to 1920's, logging overshadowed all other industries in Wisconsin. The state's northern pine forests became "pineries," providing logs to meet the nation's increasing demand for building materials.
Timber cut from these pineries…
These granite blocks were part of the third Marathon County Courthouse completed in May 1892, it stood on the block bounded by Third, Scott, Fourth and Jefferson Streets. This courthouse was razed in April, 1955.
"Erected by the people of Marathon County and Burns Post No. 388 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. in grateful appreciation of the noble sacrifices of those from this county who gave their lives in the World War 1917-1918"
Ahart Joe Fireman…
Clean drinking water has always been important, but in 1885, Wausau Water Works was built for a different reason — to supply water for fighting fires. 1885 was an especially bad fire year in Wausau. There were 23 alarm fires, including a lum…