History Of Two Rivers

Sites on the National Register of Historic Places

1 Bernard Schwartz House
2 Rogers Street Fishing Village/Great Lakes Coast Guard Museum
3 Hamilton Woodtype & Printing Museum
4 J.E. Hamilton Community House
5 U.S. Post Office
6 Rawley Point Lighthouse
7 French Side Fishing Village District
8 St. Luke's Church complex
9 Historic Washington House
10 Two Rivers History Museum

Manitowoc County Historical Sites

Historical Review of Two Rivers
Circa 1930
Indians & Settlement
Early Settlers
Tanning Industry
Ship Building
Shipping & Commerce
Growth of Manufacturing
Education & Culture

Thomas Walsh (namesake of Walsh Field)
Public Library System

Historical map of nearly 40 shipwrecks off Two Rivers from 1857 to 1956

SnoFest - Snow in July

Two Rivers Celebrated V-J Day in 1945
Photo of downtown during the impromptu celebration, pages of letters from soldiers, and much more in this 10-page newspaper called The Sojourner. (see map at right)

Neshotah: The Story of Two Rivers
Evan Gagnon's early
story of Two Rivers from the
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Manitowoc County
Where History Lives


Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae

Birthplace of the Automatic Clothes Dryer

Map of Two Rivers in 1945
click map for large version




Adopted from various sources. Published dates are cited or estimated when possible. If you know of the author or dates of any of these, we will be pleased to add that information.

Downtown Two Rivers circa 1914

Central Park circa 1909

Central Park circa 1907
Note Soldier Monument in middle of street

1908 - Two Rive
rs Life Saving Crew Launcing Boat
Washington Street circa 1907
Yes! That's a streetcar.

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