WHAT ARE THE OFFICIAL MARKERS MADE
Official State of Wisconsin Historical
markers are informational signs with words that tell why the site is
important. Markers are made of cast aluminum. At one time some
markers were made of bronze, which made them very expensive, and
these were sometimes stolen. Aluminum markers should last between 25
and 30 years.
Markers may be mounted on posts, a
building, or special columns made of stone or brick or wood or a
special material that matches the site.
All markers have raised cream-colored
letters on a brown background. The letters are only on the front side
of the marker.
Official markers come in three sizes : 54"
x 72" or 24" x 36" or 16" x 24". Each marker has the state animal,
the badger, at the top of the marker with the words WISCONSIN -
HISTORICAL MARKER - surrounding the badger.
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