New Glarus
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hogrod
N 42° 48.921 W 089° 37.947
16T E 284786 N 4743671
Quick Description: This marker pays tribute to the Swiss settlers that emigrated to the New Glarus area.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2007 5:33:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM1ZRN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 21

Long Description:
In 1845 the Emigration Society of the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland, sent Nicholas Duerst and Fridolin Streiff to the United States to purchase land for a Swiss settlement. They were joined in August by 108 settlers who began their homesteads on 1,280 acres of farm and timber land bordering the Little Sugar River. The first years were hard and it was not until 1850 that the town was organized. Then New Glarus began to prosper; in 1851 the first store opened, in 1853 the first hotel opened and in 1870 the first cheese factory. By 1892 the population had increased to 600. The culture of Old Glarus has not been forgotten; the Swiss-German dialect is still spoken and the traditional holidays are observed.
County: Green

Location: Historical Center

MarkerID: 110

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