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Wisconsin Rapids in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Great Pine

 
 
The Great Pine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 20, 2009
1. The Great Pine Marker
Inscription. This huge log was cut from a mighty white pine which grew southwest of the armory on 2nd Avenue South in Wisconsin Rapids and escaped the axe of the lumberjacks for many decades. The tree was 181 years of age. It was 78 years old and quite a tree when the Civil War ended. This huge log is 18' long and has a diameter of 41". It contains over 500 board feet of lumber. Logs such as this provided the raw material for the log drives down the Wisconsin River and for the local lumber mills in the early pioneer days of this city.
Placed to rest in the year Nineteen Hundred Sixty-Seven A.D.
 
Erected 1967.
 
Location. 44° 22.451′ N, 89° 50.912′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from 2nd Avenue South (State Highway 73) 0.4 miles south of Gaynor Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Ben Hanson Park beyond the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Centralia Pulp and Paper Mill
The Great Pine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 20, 2009
2. The Great Pine and Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Myron "Grim" Natwick (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wood County Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Edwards Jr. Office Building (approx. 1.5 miles away); Corenso North America (approx. 1.6 miles away); “The Iron Horse in Grand Rapids” (approx. 1.7 miles away); Winnebago Indians (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wisconsin Rapids.
 
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Nearby Firefighters Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 20, 2009
3. Nearby Firefighters Memorial
The Great Pine can be seen to the right of the Firefighters Memorial in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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 16, 2016.
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