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Few people had as great an impact on Wausau/Central Wisconsin as Walter McIndoe. When McIndoe arrived in the late 1840s, the area was called Big Bull Falls. He played a major role in renaming the town Wausau, a Chippewa word meaning "a far away place," and became known himself as the Father of Wausau.

McIndoe was also instrumental in establishing Marathon County on February 9, 1850. At that time the county stretched all the way to Lake Superior, and Wausau was named the county seat. Today, Marathon County is the largest of Wisconsin’s 72 counties and continues to prosper from the efforts of those in the past.

Woodson History Center

 

Yawkey House Museum

     
 
     
The Woodson History Center contains the Marathon County Historical Society's library, archives, artifacts and exhibits. More»   The Cyrus and Alice Yawkey house is a fine example of a wealthy lumberman’s house between the years 1908–1915. More»

 


The Andrew Warren Historic District & East Hill

Located on the northeast edge of downtown Wausau, The Andrew Warren Historic District has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984. East of the Warren District begins an even larger historic district, the East Hill District, named for the hill rising abruptly on the east side of the Wisconsin River valley. More»


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Fromm Brothers Historical Enterprises
436 County Road F, Hamburg, WI 54411

Phone: 715-539-8574
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Historic Highway 51

Phone: 715-355-8788
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Historic Highway 51
 
I.S. Horgen Antique Farm Machinery Museum
1201 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: 715-261-1550
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Ingwal S. Horgen Farm Museum
 
Marathon County Historical Society
410 McIndoe Street, Wausau, WI 54403

Phone: 715-842-5750
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North Central Wisconsin Antique Steam & Gas Engine Club
W465 County Road N, Edgar, WI 54426

Phone: 715-352-7722
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Rothschild Pavilion
1104 Park Street, Rothschild, WI 54474

Phone: 715-359-3660
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Rothschild Pavilion
 
The Grand
401 North Fourth Street, Wausau, WI 54403

Phone: 715-842-0988
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The Grand Theater
 
Wausau Railroad Depot - Grant Street
720 Grant Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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Wausau Railroad Depot
 
Wausau Railroad Depot - Washington Street
209 Washington Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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Wausau Railroad Depot - Westwood Drive
1800 Westwood Drive, Wausau, WI 54401

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