Mormons in Early Wisconsin
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N 42° 40.943 W 088° 16.608
16T E 395394 N 4726335
Quick Description: Mormons in Early Wisconsin Marker at 595 Milwaukee Avenue in Burlington, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2007 7:02:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM2B92
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 33

Long Description:
The Mormons in Early Wisconsin Marker is located in Echo Veterans Memorial Park at 595 Milwaukee Avenue Burlington, WI.

This Marker reads:
"Among those contributing to the nations's west-ward expansion in the nineteenth century and to Wisconsin's early development were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). In 1835, Moses Smith helped establish Burlington and in 1837 organized Wisconsin's first Mormon congregation. His cabin stood across the river from here. Mormons helped develop communities in southwest and western Wisconsin (Jenkynsville in 1837, Blanchardville in 1842, and near La Crosse in 1844-1845), where they mined lead ore and farmed, and at sites along the Black River (1841-1844), where they harvested pine and floated it down the Mississippi River to build the Mormon Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois. Oliver Cowdery, second only to Joseph Smith in the church's early history, was a lawyer and newspaper editor in Elkhorn. After Smith's 1844 murder in Illinois, Wisconsin Mormons either joined the migration to Utah or formed separatist churches here. Few remained after 1850; then by 1875 Mormons re-established a growing presence in Wisconsin."

Erected in 1992
County: Racine

Location: Park

MarkerID: 307

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