The Info List - Northwestern Military And Naval Academy

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Northwestern Military Academy (founded 1888) was a high school in Linn, Wisconsin
Linn, Wisconsin
which was founded by Harlan Page Davidson. Originally located in Highland Park, Illinois, the school was relocated to the town of Linn, Wisconsin
Linn, Wisconsin
on the south shore of Geneva Lake
Geneva Lake
near the city of Lake Geneva in 1915 and was renamed Northwestern Military and Naval Academy (NMNA). During the academy's century of operation, its primary goal was to mold young men, grades 9-12, into outstanding citizens, eager and ready for higher levels of education. The institution adhered to the visions and principles of Davidson which adopted military structure and religious principles into an exceptionally sound educational program. The results were a capstone curriculum which ranked the academy as one of the most prestigious schools within the nation. Within the later years of its operation the institution decided to expand upon its enrollment spectrum and began accepting students from the 7th and 8th grade level. Two large 60" x 336" murals of John Kinzie
John Kinzie
and party first encounters with the Potawatomi Indians
Potawatomi Indians
around 1841 were painted by Chicago artist Louis Grell. The first mural was a gift of the class of 1939 and the second a gift by the class of 1940. The large murals hung in the grand west and east wings of Davidson Hall for many decades until St. John's acquired and merged with the Academy in 1995. The murals are now in a controlled storage vault on the campus in Delafield, WI.[1] In 1995, the institution merged with rival school St John's Military Academy to form St. John's Northwestern Military Academy. The Lake Geneva property was abandoned for a few years, which fell victim to vandalism and became the late night choice of neighboring kids. Before the beginning of the 21st century, the property was sold to a developing company. The several acres of NMNA land have been transformed into an affluent community peppered with expensive homes. The Davidson Building in Lake Geneva no longer exists, but in its place is a piece of stone from the school with a plaque of remembrance.


1 Headmasters 2 Notable alumni 3 References 4 External links


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Harlan Page Davidson Colonel
Royal Page Davidson Father
James Howard Jacobson [2]

Principal: Colonel
Walter S. Hahn

Daniel P. Snow

Notable alumni[edit]

Curtis Roosevelt
Curtis Roosevelt
(1948 ) - eldest grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt; served as a delegate to the United Nations Marshall S. Roth (1925) - U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force
General Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1919-1920) - actor (did not graduate) Arthur W. Wermuth
Arthur W. Wermuth
(1932) - U.S. Army
U.S. Army
Major, WWII


^ Grell, Louis (2 December 2012). " Louis Grell
Louis Grell
artist file". Marquis Who's Who in America on Demand.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Critique 1966, 1966 yearbook, NMNA

External links[edit]

Louis Grell
Louis Grell

Coordinates: 42°32′54″N 88°31′31″W / 42.54833°N 88.52528°W / 4