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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29I8_the-cadotte-fur-traders_Cadott-WI.html
Among the fur traders who attained prominence in the Lake Superior region were Jean Baptiste Cadotte (Cadeau) and his sons, Jean Baptiste, Jr., and Michel. Each married daughters of prominent Ojibway Indians; became influential as merchants, int…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29I7_union-soldiers-monument_Fond-du-Lac-WI.html
This monument honoring local Civil War soldiers resulted from the nationalist sentiment following the war. In 1894 local artist and Fond du Lac resident Mark Harrison bequeathed $500 to erect a monument in what is now Veterans Park. On June 7, 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM298W_schwartz-family-house_Hartford-WI.html
Built in 1915 and designed by Milwaukee architect Ernst Peege, this home is a lovely example of the American Craftsman style. Prominent characteristics of the style exemplified by the Schwartz Family House include walls of stucco and wood half-tim…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM297Z_historic-milwaukee_Milwaukee-WI.html
During the mid 1800s, one of Milwaukee's founding fathers, Byron Kilbourn, lived on the northwest corner of 4th Street and Spring Street (now Wisconsin Avenue). Kilbourn developed the area west of the Milwaukee River, then known as Kilbourntown, a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM297T_st-james-court_Milwaukee-WI.html
This property has been listed by the United States Department of Interior in the National Register of Historic Places This Neo-Classical Beaux Arts-influenced building was designed in 1895 by the prominent Milwaukee architectural firm of Ferry …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM297R_calvary-cemetery-civil-war-veterans_Milwaukee-WI.html
Consecrated on 1857 by the Most Rev. John Martin Henni, first archbishop of Milwaukee, Calvary Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 300 Union Civil War veterans including two Medal of Honor recipients: Boatswain's Mate John Breen, USS…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28WA_power-house_Milwaukee-WI.html
Designed by architect Alexander Eschweiler for the Milwaukee Gas Company, this building was first utilized for the coal gasification process which converted coal to gas. The gas then lit the city lights of Milwaukee. Today, the Power House is the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28W9_condenser-house_Milwaukee-WI.html
Noted architect Alexander Eschweiler designed this building for the Milwaukee Gas Company to house the operations that converted coal to gas. The gas then lit the city lights of Milwaukee. Today, the Condenser House is the home of the laboratory, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28VT_village-of-potosi_Potosi-WI.html
One of Wisconsin's earliest mining communities, Potosi was settled in 1829 after lead ore was found near St. John Mine. Named for the silver mining town of "Potosi" in Bolivia, South America, the village began as three separate settlements and dev…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28VP_little-quarry_Belgium-WI.html
In the late 1800s, settlers used a pot kiln to fire limestone from Little Quarry, which is still visible in the woods as a round depression about 6 feet deep and 2,700 square feet in area. By the early 1900s the successful Lake Shore Stone Company…
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