Apollonia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 45° 27.045 W 091° 18.111
15T E 632786 N 5034427
Quick Description: Apollonia Marker in Bruce. Note, the name is spelled incorrectly in the Wisconsin Official Historical Markers List.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 6:08:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM227Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 23

Long Description:
Originally called Verona Junction, this settlement was established at the intersection of the Chippewa River and Menomonie railway and the Soo Line railway. Like many Wisconsin communities, it was established as a railroad crossroads serving the surrounding agricultural community. The name of the village was changed to Apollonia in 1893 in honor of lumberman Frederick Weyerhaeuser's daughter.

By the mid-1890s, Apollonia was a thriving community of approximately 300 people. It had its own opera house, newspaper and a Congregational Church which was built in 1895.
County: Rusk

Location: Other

MarkerID: 444

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