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Near Hatfield in Jackson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Hatfield Canal

1907 – 1908

 
 
The Hatfield Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
1. The Hatfield Canal Marker
East side of marker.
Inscription. This three-mile canal is the oldest and longest in use in Wisconsin. Canal, dam and powerhouse cost the La Crosse Water Power Company $1,500,000. It required 700 men and three steam dredges and was Wisconsin's largest power project in the early 1900's. Mississippi Valley Public Service Company owned it about 40 years. It is now owned by Northern States Power Company.
 
Erected 1974 by the Hatfield Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 108.)
 
Location. 44° 24.502′ N, 90° 43.9′ W. Marker is near Hatfield, Wisconsin, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from County Route K 0.3 miles west of Clay School Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merrillan WI 54754, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cpl. Mitchell RedCloud Jr. (approx. 9.6 miles away); Field of Honor (approx. 9.6 miles away); Site of the First Wood-Spaulding Saw Mill (approx. 9.6 miles away); Hagen's A&W (approx. 9.7 miles away); Lunda Construction Co. (approx. 9.7 miles away); Hoffman Construction Company (approx. 9.7 miles away); Moe Hardware (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
The Hatfield Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
2. The Hatfield Canal Marker
West side of marker.
This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 108.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hatfield Hydroelectric. Photos and history. (Submitted on May 20, 2010.) 

2. Russell Park Namesake. "...in 1955, Clark County and Jackson County established a joint Russell Memorial Park on Lake Arbutus. On the grounds is a stone marker with a plaque in his honor. His name is engraved on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial on the State Capitol grounds in Madison." (Submitted on May 20, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Hatfield Canal and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
3. The Hatfield Canal and Marker
The Hatfield Canal and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
4. The Hatfield Canal and Marker
Nearby Lake Arbutus Dam image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
5. Nearby Lake Arbutus Dam
The Hatfield Canal begins here.
Russell Memorial Park  1955 image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 10, 2010
6. Russell Memorial Park 1955
Looking towards the dam and canal from the park.
Penstock image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 22, 2010
7. Penstock
The Hatfield Canal ends here at the hydropower plant. Water from the canal flows through these pipes to the powerhouse.
Powerhouse image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 22, 2010
8. Powerhouse
Generators, rotated by turbines from the energy of the flowing water, produce electricity.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 803 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   7, 8. 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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