Founder's Square
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 40.101 W 090° 10.457
15T E 723991 N 4949993
Quick Description: FOunder's Square in Marshfield
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2007 9:35:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM1BZN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 56

Long Description:
"In 1871, Louis and Frank Rivers constructed a on-and-a-half story log building at the present northeast corner of N. Chestnut Ave. and W. Depot St. This building served as a residence hotel, tavern, and store. The brothers heard that the Wisconsin Central Railroad from Stevens Point to Lake Superior would pass through this area and they wanted to take advantage of the traffic that the railroad would generate.

On July 4, 1872, the first train reached the new community of Marshfield. Other early settlers were drawn to the community to establish businesses near the new railroad. The Wisconsin Central built their first depot near the Rivers' log building.

Erected 2002
Wisconsin Historical Society and
Compass Properties, LLC
County: Wood

Location: Other

MarkerID: 481

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