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Image for FIRST - Wisconsin fighter pilot killed in action during the Korean Conflict.view gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Wisconsin fighter pilot killed in action during the Korean Conflict.

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Lt. Jerome A. Volk was killed on February 28, 1951 in the Korean conflict and became the first Wisconsin fighter pilot killed in action during the Korean conflict.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/10/2007

last visited: 9/20/2011

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First of its KindFIRST - Rail to trail designated Nat. Recreational Trail

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The Elroy-Sparta rail-to-trail was the first trail of its kind in the United States to be designated a National Recreational Trail by the United States Department of Interior. The headquarters for the trail is here in Kendall, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/17/2007

last visited: 4/23/2007

Image for FIRST -  white settler's house in present Wood County - Nekoosa, WIview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - white settler's house in present Wood County - Nekoosa, WI

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This building was built in 1831 and served as part of a tavern for early settlers and loggers in the area. The building is now part of the Point Basse Historic Village. It is located at the west end of Wakely Rd in Nekoosa, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 3/6/2008

last visited: 11/7/2007

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First of its KindFIRST - Train to arrive in Grand Rapids, WI

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The first train arrived in Grand Rapids, WI in 1871-1872

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/9/2007

last visited: 2/21/2012

Image for Sparta's FIRST building devoted entirely to a social organizationview gallery

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First of its KindSparta's FIRST building devoted entirely to a social organization

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Sparta's first building devoted entirely to a social organization: The Masonic Lodge building at 200 West Main Street in Sparta, Wisconsin

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 7/25/2007

last visited: 8/18/2016

Image for FIRST - permanent sawmill and settlement on Black Riverview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - permanent sawmill and settlement on Black River

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In 1839 Jacob Spaulding founded Black River Falls by erecting the first permanent sawmill and settlement on the Black River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/17/2007

last visited: 8/8/2015

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First of its KindFIRST - Wisconsin farm with rural electrical power

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This farm was the first in Wisconsin to obtain central station electric power from a rural electric cooperative

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/10/2007

last visited: 8/7/2018

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First of its KindFIRST - State to use highway numbering system

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In 1917 Wisconsin became the first state to set up a numbering system for its highways.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/17/2007

last visited: 8/31/2016

Image for FIRST - Train to arrive in Stevens Point, WIview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Train to arrive in Stevens Point, WI

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The first train chugged into Stevens Point in 1871.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/9/2007

last visited: 4/14/2010

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First of its KindFIRST - Viroqua's First Settler

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Viroqua's First Settler Historical Marker at 202 N. Main St in Viroqua, WI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 7/30/2007

last visited: 10/5/2016

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First of its KindFIRST - Nation's First Watershed Project

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Nation's First Watershed Project Historical Marker on Hwy 14 1/2 mile west of Coon Valley, Wisconsin

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 7/30/2007

last visited: 7/15/2017

Image for First Meeting of the Republican Party - Ripon, WIview gallery

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First of its KindFirst Meeting of the Republican Party - Ripon, WI

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This is the site of the first meeting of the Republican Party.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 4/26/2008

last visited: 5/19/2015

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First of its KindOLDEST - Radio Station in the Nation

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9XM-WHA "The Oldest Station in the Nation" Historical Marker at Vilas Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/9/2007

last visited: 4/10/2007

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First of its KindOLDEST - Courthouse in Wisconsin

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This is the oldest courthouse in Wisconsin. Construction started June 11, 1859.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/9/2007

last visited: 8/8/2018

Image for FIRST - Madison’s first residence, business and post officeview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Madison’s first residence, business and post office

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Peck Cabin - Madison’s first residence, business and post office. Marker for the site is at the General Facility Building III at 125 S. Webster St in Madison, WI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/17/2007

last visited: 8/11/2007

Image for FIRST - Wisconsin listing in National Register of Historic Placesview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Wisconsin listing in National Register of Historic Places

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Mineral Point was listed as Wisconsin's first historic district in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/9/2007

last visited: 4/8/2007

Image for FIRST - Wisconsin's First Home-Built Flying Machineview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Wisconsin's First Home-Built Flying Machine

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On June 23, 1911, near this location, Wausau native John Schwister flew the state's first home-built airplane capable of sustained, powered flight.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/9/2007

last visited: 4/15/2007

Image for FIRST - Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin: Henry Dodgeview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin: Henry Dodge

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Henry Dodge became the first Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin on July 4, 1836.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/9/2007

last visited: 4/8/2007

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First of its KindFIRST - Teachers Training School in Wisconsin

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The first Training School for Teachers in Wisconsin in the Humboldt School in Wausau, WI began classes on September 11, 1899.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/10/2007

last visited: 4/28/2010

Image for FIRST - Wisconsin native Governorview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Wisconsin native Governor

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Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. was the first native son and first University of Wisconsin graduate to become Wisconsin Governor. The marker is in La Follette County Park on Williams Dr, 3 miles north of Stoughton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/17/2007

last visited: 8/11/2007

Image for FIRST - Successful Four-Wheel Drive Automobile - Clintonville, WIview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Successful Four-Wheel Drive Automobile - Clintonville, WI

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n this machine shop, in 1908, Otto Zachow and William Besseraich developed and built the first successful four-wheel drive automobile. Their car, the “Battleship”, soon proved that it could go anywhere a team of horses could go”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 2/28/2008

last visited: 11/12/2011

Image for FIRST - Capitol of Wisconsin - Leslie, WIview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Capitol of Wisconsin - Leslie, WI

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In 1836, this building was home to the first session of the Territory of Wisconsin Legislature. It is located on Hwy G near Hwy B in Leslie, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/11/2009

last visited: 7/21/2014

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First of its KindFIRST - Civil War Monument - Lancaster, WI

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The first Civil War Monument is located on the NE corner of the Grant County Courthouse at 126 Main St in Lancaster, WI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/25/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

Image for FIRST - Poured Grout (Concrete) House in U. S. - Milton, WIview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Poured Grout (Concrete) House in U. S. - Milton, WI

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Joseph Goodrich built the Milton House in 1844. In this building he made architectural and structural history. The Milton House is the oldest poured grout (concrete) structure in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/10/2007

last visited: 10/6/2007

Image for FIRST - State Fair in Wisconsin - Janesville, WIview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - State Fair in Wisconsin - Janesville, WI

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The first state fair in Wisconsin was held here in Janesville on October 1-2, 1851.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/13/2007

last visited: 10/6/2007

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