Erected 1951 by A. Gettelman Brewing Co.
ED "STRANGLER" LEWIS
He was born Robert Friedrich, in 1890, in the town of Port Edwards, now known as Nekoosa, Wisconsin. A great heavy-weight wrestling champion when that sport was highly competitive. He held the title several times, winning it originally in 1910 in a tournament in New York.
Wikipedia: Ed Lewis (wrestler)
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
See also, WRL-14: Ed "Strangler" Lewis, in Nekoosa (Wood County), Wisconsin.
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