Home of Governor Harvey Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 34.323 W 088° 56.418
16T E 340753 N 4715117
Quick Description: The Home of Governor Harvey Historical Marker is located at the corner of Hwy J and Hwy S in Shopiere.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2007 9:49:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM2F5P
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 26

Long Description:
"Louis Powell Harvey lived here 1851-1859. He was a leader in business, education, journalism, and politics. Soon after his inauguration, Gov. Harvey led a relief expedition to Wisconsin troops who had just fought their first major battle and suffered big losses in the Battle of Shiloh. While boarding a steamboat, he fell into the Tennessee River and drowned. His wife, Cordelia Perrine Harvey, founded Harvey Hospital for wounded soldiers in Madison, and was known as the "Wisconsin Angel".

Erected 1953 by Rock County Historical Society"
County: Rock

Location: Other

MarkerID: 13

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