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Silas Snell

02 Sep

On a hilltop in Hudson, Wisconsin, overlooking the St. Croix River, is this stone for Silas Snell:

SILAS
SNELL
BURIED HERE
1847

I have not been able to find out much about Silas Snell.  Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, so Silas died while Wisconsin was still a Territory.  Wisconsin was the last state entirely East of the Mississippi River admitted to the Union.

The marker for Silas Snell is located in a park on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, in Hudson, Wisconsin.  

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Posted by on September 2, 2011 in Snell, Wisconsin

 

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One response to “Silas Snell

  1. toni

    July 31, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    According to the Hudson Star Observer, Silas Snell was the first one man to die in Hudson. http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/event/article/id/44291/

     

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