Colonel Michael Frank

Colonel Michael Frank (HMPLR)

Location: Kenosha, WI 53143 Kenosha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 34.439', W 87° 49.201'

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Father of Wisconsin Public Schools

On Feb. 24, 1845, as Territorial Legislator, he secured enactment of law authorizing free public education in Southport only. As a result first free school in the Union outside of New England opened in Southport, now Kenosha, June 18, 1845. This school and his continued efforts led to adoption of provision for free schools in the Wisconsin constitution.

[Erected] June 18, 1945
Year Placed1945
Placed ByKenosha County Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 432701 N 4713833
Decimal Degrees42.57398333, -87.82001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.439', W 87° 49.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 26.34" N, 87° 49' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 66th St, Kenosha WI 53143, US
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