Lake Ripley

Lake Ripley (HMNLM)

Location: Cambridge, WI 53523 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 0.181', W 89° 0.13'

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As a boy Ole Evinrude (1877-1934) lived near Cambridge. His father hoped to keep him on the farm and when Ole built a sailboat like he had seen in a picture book his father destroyed it. In a secret place in the woods the boy built another. Here on Lake Ripley, as his father watched from shore Ole sailed the well-built craft with all the instinctive skill of his Viking ancestors. Soon after, he left for the city to work as a mechanic. In 1908 he invented an outboard motor and founded a new American industry.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number19
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 8:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 336812 N 4763094
Decimal Degrees43.00301667, -89.00216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.181', W 89° 0.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 10.86" N, 89° 0' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near N4368 Park Rd, Cambridge WI 53523, US
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