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First of its Kind
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Description:
Locations with plaques describing the FIRST occurrence of a Person/Group or Place/Location or Thing/Event.
Expanded Description:

This category is dedicated to the FIRST recorded occurrence as defined below:

  • First Person or Group - as in "First Woman Astronaut" or "First NFL Team to win the Superbowl"
  • First Place or Location - as in "First Telephone Exchange in the British Empire" or "First Gold Mine in the Yukon"
  • First Item or Event - as in "First Diesel Locomotive" or "First Hanging in the USA"

Instructions for Posting a First of its Kind Waymark:

Please provide coordinates that you took when visiting the site, as well as an image taken at the site. The coordinates must match the actual location of the FIRST. Providing an image of the FIRST makes for a more interesting listing, however if only a plaque exists it is still acceptable.

There must be a plaque or similar signage at the site that confirms the FIRST, and an image of the plaque should also be supplied with listing submission. All plaques MUST have the word "FIRST" or "1st" (suitable synonyms like "Oldest" or "Original" are acceptable) in the text on them to qualify, as related to the FIRST. Plaques may be metal, carved stone, wooden or similar physical material. However, brochures and fliers, or images taken from online sources are NOT sufficient. Visitors must be able to learn about the FIRST by reading a plaque at the listed coordinates by being able to walk up to it and read it for themselves to learn that the location is the "FIRST of its kind".

The word "OLDEST" can only be a substitute for the word "FIRST". "The OLDEST Masonic Lodge" is acceptable but not as in "The OLDEST man to swim the English Channel".

Naming your Waymark Listing: You may name your Waymark Listing anything you like within reason but it should provide some indication of the nature of the site. Consider adding a descriptive tag at the beginning of the name to further assist Waymarking participants to locate the Waymark.

As a guideline, the following is a suggested naming scheme for listings in this category: FIRST - Solar Powered Flashlight Invented

While you are free to create your own Waymark Listing name, using the suggested style may help people when they visit multiple Waymark locations.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

As a suggestion for your visit log, please make every effort to supply a brief-to-detailed note about your experience at the Waymark. If possible also include an image that was taken when you visited the Waymark. Images can be of yourself, a personal Waymarking signature item or just one of general interest that would be of value to others. Sharing your experience helps promote Waymarking and provides a dynamic history of your adventures.

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  • FIRST - Classification Variable
  • Date of FIRST
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Image for FIRST - Hydraulic Elevator in Galena - Galena, Illinoisview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Hydraulic Elevator in Galena - Galena, Illinois

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The Schmohl Building is a three story red brick Two-Part Commercial Block/Italianate building located at 201 S. Main Street in Galena, Illinois. Marker is on the right corner of the building near the stairs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/15/2019

last visited: never

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

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

Image for FIRST - Civil War Monument - Lancaster, WIview gallery

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

in First of its Kind

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

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

in First of its Kind

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

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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 - Home in Fulton - Fulton, ILview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Home in Fulton - Fulton, IL

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A 3-Room Log Cabin was the first home.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 9/13/2006

Image for First Home West of the Mississippi - East Davenport IAview gallery

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First of its KindFirst Home West of the Mississippi - East Davenport IA

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First Home West of the Mississippi - East Davenport IA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Iowa

date approved: 6/19/2011

last visited: 12/5/2011

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First of its KindThe FIRST Lady of Chiropractic.

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Dr. Mabel Heath is the first lady of chiropractic.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member S10

location: Iowa

date approved: 10/14/2007

last visited: 12/5/2011

Image for FIRST - National Bank in the United States - Davenport, Iowaview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - National Bank in the United States - Davenport, Iowa

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The First National Bank of Iowa was actually the FIRST National Bank created after the creation of the National Banking Act of 1863. Therefore it is the FIRST National Bank in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Iowa

date approved: 8/4/2007

last visited: 1/31/2012

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First of its KindFirst Steel Plow

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First Steel Plow - John Deere Historic Site

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/27/2009

last visited: never

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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 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

Image for First Settler in Muscatine Country - Rural Muscatine, IAview gallery

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First of its KindFirst Settler in Muscatine Country - Rural Muscatine, IA

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Benjamin Nye was the first settler in Muscatine County, born in 1796 and died in 1852.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 6/22/2013

last visited: never

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

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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 - 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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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

Image for FIRST - Outdoor Altar in Mercer County - Viola, ILview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Outdoor Altar in Mercer County - Viola, IL

in First of its Kind

Located in St. John's Catholic Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/28/2017

last visited: never

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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

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

in First of its Kind

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

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