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Palisade Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Devil's Lake
N 43° 25.321 W 089° 44.330
16T E 278291 N 4811324
Quick Description: Look for the eight stones, arranged in a square, that marks the site of the tower. Just to the north of the tower, you can find a rubble of rocks and a set of concrete stairs that marks the site of the cabin.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/16/2011 8:43:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMB7PM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 5

Long Description:
Palisade Park was the brainchild of Arthur Ziemer. During a geology class field trip to Devil's Lake in 1893, he envisioned creating a resort area similar to the Catskills in New York State. In the summer of 1894, he aquired 90 cres of the west bluff and plotted the area for over 200 lots, a hotel, and a road. An 85 foot tower was constructed near the Ziemer's cottage.

Palisade Park was never completed. Fate intervened when Ziemer died in October, 1895 of typhoid fever from drinking water from a nearby spring. As word of his death spread, no one wanted to live in what was to be "the most prominent resort in the northwest."
Year photo was taken: Not listed

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