Founder's Square

Founder's Square (HM1MP)

Location: Marshfield, WI 54449 Wood County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 40.099', W 90° 10.458'

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In 1871, Louis and Frank Rivers constructed a one-and-a-half story log building at the present northeast corner of N. Chestnut Ave. and W. Depot St. This building served as a residence, hotel, tavern, and store. The brothers heard that the Wisconsin Central Railroad from Stevens Point to Lake Superior would pass through this area and they wanted to take advantage of the traffic that the railroad would generate.

On July 4, 1872, the first train reached the new community of Marshfield. Other early settlers were drawn to the community to establish businesses near the new railroad. The Wisconsin Central built their first depot near the Rivers' log building.
HM NumberHM1MP
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number482
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society and Compass Properties, LLC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 723990 N 4949990
Decimal Degrees44.66831667, -90.17430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 40.099', W 90° 10.458'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 40' 5.94" N, 90° 10' 27.48" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 N Chestnut Ave, Marshfield WI 54449, US
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