Fort McCoy, Hwy 16 Main Gate – Sparta WI

Description

This gate is an amazing engineering feet. It lays at approximately 250 feet long and is in very nice shape. This gate, once completed, was used as the post’s main gate prior to the cantonment area moving to North of Highway 21 in 1942. Work on this gate started in 1940 and most likely was completed in 1941. The road, which is County Highway A has existed since the base opened in 1909. There is a historical sign outlining the WPA’s contributions to then Camp McCoy.

Source notes

Fort McCoy History and Heritage, Page 9

Project originally submitted by John Anger on January 22, 2017.

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Location Info


County Highway A
Sparta, WI 54656

Location notes: Just North of Wisconsin Highway 16 at the intersection with County Highway A. Very clear sign and description of work. Also adds information to the Highway 21 gate which I submitted yesterday.

Coordinates: 43.942793, -90.729594

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