Shopiere, Wisconsin

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Shopiere is an unincorporated community in the Town of Turtle, in Rock County, Wisconsin.[1]

History[edit]

The name is derived from chaux pierre, French for limestone, which is abundant in the area.[2]

Notable people[edit]

The community was the last home of Louis P. Harvey, the short-lived governor of Wisconsin, who drowned bringing medical supplies to wounded troops near the Civil War Battle of Shiloh in 1862.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/rock/shopiere.cfm
  2. ^ "Term: Shopiere [origin of place name]". Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  3. ^ Bauchle, May L. (1926–1927). "The Shopiere Shrine". Wisconsin Magazine of History 10 (1): 29–34. 

Coordinates: 42°34′20″N 88°56′24″W / 42.572219°N 88.939991°W / 42.572219; -88.939991