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Camp Del Oclaire
Wausau, WI  
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About Wausau, WI

Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. The Wisconsin River divides the city. The city is adjacent to the town of Wausau. Original Milwaukee Road train station that was used as a logo for Wausau Insurance companies starting in 1954; the logo used this angle. Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in the Andrew Warren Historic District. Several Prairie School houses are located in Wausau.

Founding

The Wisconsin River is what first drew settlers to the area during the mid-19th century, which was known as "Big Bull Flats" or "Big Bull Falls" by the original French explorers. The long rapids created many bubbles . A treaty with the Chippewa Indians in 1836 transferred the land in the area to federal ownership. Wausau means "a faraway place" or "a place which can be seen from far away" in the Ojibwe language. George Stevens, who lent his name to Stevens Point, a city south of Wausau, began processing the pine forests into lumber in 1840. Subsequently, other sawmills along the Wisconsin River began to spring up as well. By 1846, Walter McIndoe arrived and took the lead in the local business and community. His efforts helped, in part, to establish Marathon County in 1850.

Early settlers

By 1852, Wausau had been established as a town and continued...