The Pioneers

556 Bronson Street

Clarence Shaler's monument to the optimism of those who pushed west


Overview Looking North

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in June 2013




Clarence Shaler was an immensely successful inventor/industrialist in Waupun who took up sculpture in retirement, at the age of 70.

Shaler's sculpture was inspired by his parents' optimism, along with other pioneers, to settle in this area, a wilderness at that time. It was also in memory of his mother's dedication to her family. The sculpture was dedicated in Wilcox Park in 1940.

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2015: Added by J.R. Manning


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