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Osceola in Polk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Osceola

 
 
Osceola Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
1. Osceola Marker
Inscription. First settled by William Kent in 1844 when he came looking for lumber for ship masts. Built a lumber mill powered by Osceola Creek. Other industries followed along with a flour mill in 1852. First called Leroy in honor of Leroy Hubbard the first white man to die here. Later changed to Osceola Mills and finally around 1900 to Osceola after the Indian chief and the first boat built in the St. Croix Valley.
 
Location. 45° 19.185′ N, 92° 42.365′ W. Marker is in Osceola, Wisconsin, in Polk County. Marker is on North Cascade Street (State Highway 35) north of Osceola Road (State Highway 243), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is near 1st Street at Wilke Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola WI 54020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cascade Falls (here, next to this marker); The Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Geiger Brewery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Osceola Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osceola "Soo" Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geology of the Taylors Falls Region
Cascade Falls Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
2. Cascade Falls Marker
(approx. 5.9 miles away in Minnesota); State Park Movement in Wisconsin (approx. 6.1 miles away); Interstate Park Centennial (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Osceola.
 
Also see . . .
1. Osceola, Wisconsin. Official website. (Submitted on April 2, 2009.) 

2. Osceola, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 2, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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