Erected 1998 by the Fitchburg Historical Society
and the City of Fitchburg
Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin
LAKE VIEW SCHOOL
District No. 5
From 1848 to 1858 children were taught in a log structure owned by the Sanford family. A regular schoolhouse was built in 1858. The new school was named for the eastward view to Lake Waubesa. It was built next to the Gett's Inn, a popular stage coach stop.
The marker is located on southbound County Highway MM, just north of its T-intersection with County Highway B, in the 2200 block of County Highway MM, Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53575.
NOTE: The marker may be hidden in bushes and shrubs (see photos below). There is no schoolhouse at this location, so it is extremely easy to miss this small marker.
The marker was hidden in the brush when I arrived.
I had to dig the marker out to get the photo.
Looking north along County Highway MM.
See the teeny tiny marker in the center of the photo?
Looking west from County Highway B,
at its intersection with County Highway MM.
Heading west on County Highway B to the marker location.