Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Namur, Wisconsin: Belgian Settlement Marker
Some drivers pull off the road when they see a sign for an historical marker, and I'm one of them.
While on the way to Door County, Wisconsin, drivers will see such a sign. They'll head down a side street, make a couple of turns, and be greeted with the nice display in Namur shown in the picture here.
I can't say I knew a whole lot about Belgian immigration to the United States, but seeing Brussels on a map of Wisconsin alerted me to the possibilities. There's a church and cemetery right behind the spot, that has been designated as National Historic Landmark.
More information can be found here.