Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'nelson'
Term: Denniston House (Historic Marker Erected 1969)
Denniston House grounds, 117 E. Front St., Cassville, Grant County
When Wisconsin Territory was established by Congress in 1836, more than a dozen communities eagerly sought to become the capital. Daniels, Denniston, and Company of New York offered this building free if Cassville were chosen. When the Legislature selected Madison, Denniston's dream ended in bankruptcy. Nelson Dewey arrived in Cassville in 1836 and worked for the Denniston firm. Later, Dewey acquired vast properties here including this building which he opened as "Denniston House" in 1854. It has been in continuous operation as a hotel ever since. Dewey's plantation home "Stonefield" is preserved in Nelson Dewey State Park about one mile upriver from here.
[Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]
42 records found
Albion Academy (Historic Marker)
Barber, Joel Allen 1809 - 1881
Bergh, Johan Arndt 1847 - 1927
Black, Spencer 1950
Burke, Brian B. 1958
Civil War: 13th Infantry
Davidson, John Nelson 1848 - 1945
Democratic Party (in Wisconsin)
Denniston House (Historic Marker Erected 1969)
Dewey, Nelson 1813 - 1889
Four Lakes, City of the
Homme, Even Johnson 1843 - 1903
Hulst, Nelson Powell 1842 - 1923
Little Bohemia raid
Ludington, Harrison 1812 - 1891
Ludington, Nelson 1818 - 1883
Lumberjacks' nicknames (logging)
Nelson Dewey-First Governor of Wisconsin (Historic
Nelson [origin of place name]
Nelson, Adolphys Peter 1872 - 1927
Nelson, Buffalo Co.
Nelson, Gaylord A. 1916-2005
Nelson, George Bliss 1876 - 1943
Nelson, John Mandt 1870 - 1955
Nelson, Town of, Buffalo Co.
Nelson, Village of, Buffalo Co.
Nelsonville (historical), Eau Claire Co.
Nelsonville, Portage Co.
Nelsonville, Village of, Portage Co.
Neville, Arthur Courtenay 1850 - 1929
Notestein, Barbara 1949
Outdoor Recreation Act Program (ORAP)
Paine, Edward Lathrop 1801 - 1893
Stone, John Nelson 1835 - 1919
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Tittemore, James Nelson 1864 - 1949
Tweedy, John Hubbard 1814 - 1891
Wells, Horatio Nelson 1808 - 1858