Klondike, Kenosha County, Wisconsin

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Klondike, Wisconsin
Klondike is located in Wisconsin
Klondike
Klondike
Klondike is located in the United States
Klondike
Klondike
Coordinates: 42°35′24″N 88°07′10″W / 42.59000°N 88.11944°W / 42.59000; -88.11944Coordinates: 42°35′24″N 88°07′10″W / 42.59000°N 88.11944°W / 42.59000; -88.11944
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyKenosha
TownBrighton
Elevation
833 ft (254 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
GNIS feature ID1567552[1]

Klondike is an unincorporated community residential and agricultural community in the town of Brighton, in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States.[1]

History[edit]

Klondike was first settled in the 19th century and was formerly known as "Klondike Corner". It is centered at Highway 75 and 52nd Street (Kenosha County Highway NN). The Union League Camp facility, which houses an Army Reserve enrichment program, is located on 244th Avenue at 52nd Street in Klondike. Until July 20, 1941, when the Union League Club of Chicago took over the site, it had been a communist youth camp called Camp Nitgedeiget (meaning "don't worry" in Yiddish) where the Third Internationale had been sung and a hammer and sickle flag was raised daily.[2][3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Klondike, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Racine Journal-Tribune, July 22, 1941, pg. 7
  3. ^ Klondike website
  4. ^ Kenohas County, WI Place Names