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Saint Croix Falls in Polk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thompson–Boughton Mill

1878 – 1914

 
 
Thompson–Boughton Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
1. Thompson–Boughton Mill Marker
(photo caption) The James Thompson Mill, at left. The residence of millwright William Boughton, right.
Inscription. This millstone is the last remnant of the flour mill that operated on the river bank a half-mile to the south. Power was provided by the stream that now tumbles down a rocky slope on the north boundary of the Wisconsin Interstate Park.

Pieces of chert, a quartz-like stone mined in Germany, are tightly secured by a metal band to form this millstone. Four feet in diameter, the mill stone weighs about 1,500 pounds.

Sponsored by the St. Croix Falls Historical Society
In Cooperation with the City of St. Croix Falls
1998

[Added at a later date]
This millstone was found and preserved by
Dr. Fred Riegel, who donated it to
this historical display.

 
Erected 1998 by the St. Croix Falls Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 24.752′ N, 92° 38.708′ W. Marker is in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin, in Polk County. Marker can be reached from North Washington Street (State Highway 87) north of River Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Croix Falls WI 54024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Are The Falls of the St. Croix? (a few steps from this marker); River Spirit
Thompson–Boughton Mill Marker and Millstone Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
2. Thompson–Boughton Mill Marker and Millstone
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gaylord Nelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Where are the Falls? (approx. ¼ mile away); Chisago Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away in Minnesota); Town House School (approx. 0.9 miles away in Minnesota); Folsom House (approx. 0.9 miles away in Minnesota); Taylors Falls United Methodist Church (approx. one mile away in Minnesota). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Croix Falls.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Nearby James Knox Polk Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
3. Nearby James Knox Polk Marker
11th President 1845 – 1849
Member-Masonic Lodge No. 31
Columbia, Tennessee
Peace and Friendship
Wisconsin-30th State-1848

Administrative Goals Accomplished
• Acquired California and New Mexico Territories from  Mexico
• Established Oregon Territory Northwest Boundary
• Created Independent U.S. Treasury Department
• Modified Tariff System To Reduce Protectionism
• Established U.S. Naval Academy - Smithsonian  Institution - The Department of the Interior
• Admitted Texas, Iowa & Wisconsin as States
St. Croix Falls Masonic Lodge No. 275
St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin
Thompson–Boughton Mill and Polk Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
4. Thompson–Boughton Mill and Polk Marker
Thompson–Boughton Mill Marker Update Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2014
5. Thompson–Boughton Mill Marker Update
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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