Rotary Riverwalk - a joint project of the Mequon and Thiensville Rotary ClubsIn the late 1830's a number of settlers moved to this area from the eastern states of the US. Known as "Yankees", they were attracted by the government's sale of land at $1.25 per acre. In 1835 land east of Range Line Road was put up for sale, but many "squatters" established claims west of Range Line Road hoping to be able to later buy their land. Among these squatters was the Isham Day family who arrived in 1836. After building a cabin on the west side of the trail that is now Cedarburg Road, the Day family constructed this cottage in 1839 - the same year the government offered land for sale west of Range Line Road. The Days could not afford to pay off their construction material loan and purchase the land so they were forced to vacate their home. The Days' new cottage and land were sold to a New York speculator, George B. Warren, who never saw the property before reselling it.
|Placed By||The Mequon and Thiensville Rotary Clubs|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 420115 N 4786122|
|Decimal Degrees||43.22366667, -87.98365000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 13.42', W 87° 59.019'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 13' 25.20" N, 87° 59' 1.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||262, 414|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11340 Cedarburg Rd, Mequon WI 53092, US|
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