WRL-41: Major General Clarence L. Sturdevant (1885-1958)

© Photographed November 5, 2016
Erected 1967 by the Clark County Historical Society
Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin
44° 33.55′ N, 90° 35.77′ W
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Major General
CLARENCE L. STURDEVANT
(1885-1958)
General Sturdevant, chief architect and father of the Alcan Highway, was born in Neillsville and married Beth Youmans of this city. During forty years of devoted service General Sturdevant was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star, and for his Alcan Highway feat, the Legion of Merit. Sturdevant was characterized by General Douglas MacArthur as "great soldier, great engineer, great American."
The marker is located on North Hewett Street on the grounds of the Neillsville Public Library, at the intersection of North Hewett Street / State Highway 73 and East 4th Street, 409 Hewett Street, Neillsville, Wisconsin 54456.

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This location is included in the Wisconsin Registered Landmarks program (1964-1973).

See also, Neillsville Public Library (1914), also at this location.




 The marker is on the grounds of the Neillsville Public Library.





 The marker is located in Neillsville, Wisconsin.

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