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Near Stevens Point in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jordan Dam and Power Plant

 
 
Jordan Dam and Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
1. Jordan Dam and Power Plant Marker
Inscription. About 1840, near this site, Bloomer & Harper built one of the important early sawmills in northern Wisconsin. It was long known as McGreer's Mill, named for an early owner. By 1890, over 700 million feet of lumber, much of it sawed here, was floated down river to the Wisconsin. From 1904 to 1965 the power plant, viewed across the stream and built by the Stevens Point Power Company, pioneering the water diversion principle, produced auxiliary electricity for the Stevens Point area. When the land east of the river was platted in 1856, the settlement, known as Jordan, contained 40 buildings and 165 persons.
 
Erected 1971 by the Portage County Historical Society. (Marker Number 81.)
 
Location. 44° 34.545′ N, 89° 30.143′ W. Marker is near Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 66 and Deer Lane, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Jordan County Park, 0.1 mile beyond the park's entrance gate. Marker is in this post office area: Stevens Point WI 54481, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casimir Pulaski (approx. 4.5 miles away); St. Stanislaus Church World War II Memorial
Jordan Dam and Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
2. Jordan Dam and Power Plant Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away); The Boy with the Leaking Boot (approx. 4.9 miles away); Saint Peter Church War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Portage County Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); First Public Building (approx. 5.5 miles away); Public Square (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Historic Southside Railroad Complex of Stevens Point (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stevens Point.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 81. An old newspaper article reported that the marker was sponsored by the Portage County Historical Society with the financial backing of the County Park Commission.
 
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Jordan Dam Power Plant image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
3. Jordan Dam Power Plant
Located off of Brilowski Road North.
Nearby Jordan County Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
4. Nearby Jordan County Park Sign
State Highway 66 is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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