Dunn County Potter's Field

© Photographed May 25, 2015, by Kenneth Dicks
Erected Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, by Friend's of Potter's Field
Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin
44.889315, -91.871027
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Enter With Reverence & Respect
This acre of land is the final resting place for over 100 Dunn County residents, interred between c. 1890 and 1952. Many burials are still unknown.

Among those laid to rest here are mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, farmers, homemakers, veterans, common laborers, criminals, and the unknown. Many were residents of the Dunn County Poor Farm and Dunn County Asylum. Some died without friends or relatives to mourn their passing.

Please honor their memories. Their graves, though unmarked, deserve to be treated with dignity.

This marker was established in May 2015 by the Friends of Potter's Field to acknowledge the role of the Poor Farm and Asylum in our county's history, and to memorialize those interred in Potter's Field Cemetery.
[see photos below for names listed on the marker]


Dunn County Potter's Field is located north of westbound Wisconsin Highway 29 / U.S. Route 12, between Stokke Parkway (to the west) and County Highway B (to the east), Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751.

NOTE: © All photos on this post taken by and used with permission of Kenneth Dicks

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Limited Access to Potter's Field: Potter's Field is located in the northeastern corner of the Dunn County Highway Shop yard. The entire area is within a chain link fence, and is available only during the open hours of the Highway Department, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Highway officials ask that any prospective visitor first check in with the receptionist at the Highway Department building, located just north of US Hwy 12 and Wisconsin 29, about one mile east of the city limits of Menomonie.

Dunn County Potter's Field
Be sure to visit this website! In addition to information about the Friends of Potter's Field project and the names of the interred, it's filled with all kinds of interesting historical information.

Julia (Bard) Ingalls (Aunt of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisconsin-born author of the award-winning Little House in the Big Woods, and who has her own State Historical Society "official" marker in Pepin, Wisconsin) is buried at Dunn County Potter's Field.

Two Kraft State Bank robbers, shot during the October 20, 1931, robbery, are buried at Dunn County Potter's Field.

The marker was dedicated Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.

Six veterans, two from the Civil War and four from World War I,
have been laid to rest at Potter's Field:
Potter's Field, Dunn County Wisconsin from chuck backus on Vimeo.

 The names of the interred:
 Left side . . .

 . . . center . . .

 . . . right side.

Signage leading to the location of Potter's Field.

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