In Memory of Old Abe

© Photographed September 27, 2014
Erected 1927 by the Chippewa County Federation of Women's Clubs 
 Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
44° 56.889′ N, 91° 24.047′ W

1861 * 1881
IN MEMORY OF
OLD ABE
The soldier bird who was captured
in Chippewa County by Chief Sky
and taken to Eau Claire by Daniel McCann
of Eagle Point. With Company "C" of the
Eighth Wisconsin Regiment,
he participated in twenty-five
battles of the Civil War and was
afterwards presented to the
State of Wisconsin.

Erected by the
Chippewa County Federation of Women's Clubs
in the year 1927.

Donated in memory of Juanita E. (McCann) Cutsforth granddaughter of Dan McCann of "Old Abe" fame and her husband Vallie D. Cutsforth.

The marker is located on the grounds of Irvine Park and Zoo on westbound Irvine Park Drive, west of its intersection with Bear Den Drive and at the west end of the Irvine Park Drive Bridge, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729.

NOTE: Enter the park from Jefferson Street / Wisconsin Highway 124 and you will be on Irvine Park Drive. Follow Irvine Park Drive until you see the bridge. Cross over the bridge. The Old Abe memorial will be directly in front of you (it is impossible to miss).

Irvine Park and Zoo 

PDF map of Irvine Park and Zoo

Use the "Chippewa Falls Irvine Park" label below to identify all markers located at Irvine Park and Zoo; there are many.

See also, Dwight D. Eisenhower Ash Freedom Tree | Chippewa Falls Veterans Memorial, also at this location.


Old Abe spreading her wings for her portrait.
This media file is in the public domain in the United States.



Cannon to the left . . .

. . . cannon to the right.

 Looking westbound across the Irvine Park Bridge;
the Old Abe memorial is at the west end of the bridge.

Gorgeous fall colors at the Bridgewater Avenue entrance to Irvine Park.

No comments:

Post a Comment