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

Osceola Bluff

 
 
Osceola Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
1. Osceola Bluff Marker
Inscription. For thousands of years, this limestone bluff has been an area landmark. Chippewa Indians camped here along the "ginseng trail" that stretched from Balsam Lake in Polk County to New Richmond in St. Croix County. Overlooking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the bluff is a resting place for resident Bald Eagles. White-tail deer walk its trails. Hepaticas, dogtooth violets and trillium grow in profusion. Pictured in this 1887 photo is the Soo Line dance pavilion that once stood on the bluff. The bluff is currently owned by the Village of Osceola.

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This is one of many interpretive signs in the River, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
 
Erected by Wisconsin Heritage Tourism.
 
Location. 45° 19.047′ N, 92° 42.514′ W. Marker is in Osceola, Wisconsin, in Polk County. Marker is on Depot Road 0.2 miles west of South Cascade Street (Wisconsin Highway 35), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is near the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway Depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Depot Road, Osceola WI 54020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Osceola Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
2. Osceola Bluff Marker
The bluff is in the background beyond the railroad tracks.
within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osceola "Soo" Depot (here, next to this marker); Geiger Brewery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cascade Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osceola (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geology of the Taylors Falls Region (approx. 6.1 miles away in Minnesota); State Park Movement in Wisconsin (approx. 6.3 miles away); Interstate Park Centennial (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Osceola.
 
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Osceola "Soo" Depot and Bluff image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
3. Osceola "Soo" Depot and Bluff
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016.
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