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Near Deerbrook in Langlade County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Langlade County Forest

Wisconsin's First County Forest

 
 
Langlade County Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
1. Langlade County Forest Marker
Inscription. By the 1920s, the once vast forests of Wisconsin had been reduced from more than 30 million acres to about 2 million through farm clearing and lumbering practices that left large cut-over areas. In 1927 the Wisconsin legislature passed the County Forest Reserve Law, which permitted counties to acquire lands because of tax delinquency or other reasons for the purpose of establishing county forest reserves.

On November 6, 1928, the voters of Langlade County passed a referendum to establish the first county forest in Wisconsin, leading the way for a permanent program of county forest management. The Langlade County Forest now totals over 125,000 acres. An additional 27 county forests statewide totaling nearly 2.3 million acres have helped once threatened forests develop into highly productive lands. These county forestry programs provide a stable basis for the state's forest products and recreation industries and serve to enhance water quality, improve wildlife envi­ronment, and ensure public enjoyment of a vital Wisconsin resource.

Erected 1990

 
Erected 1990 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 292.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.
Langlade County Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
2. Langlade County Forest Marker
Langlade County Forest
Timber–Recreation–Wildlife
45° 19.724′ N, 89° 6.281′ W. Marker is near Deerbrook, Wisconsin, in Langlade County. Marker can be reached from County Road J 3 miles east of U.S. 45. Click for map. Marker is in Veteran's Memorial Park, beyond and to the right of the entrance gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: N8375 Park Road, Deerbrook WI 54424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tolling Bell (approx. 8.1 miles away); Antigo Silt Loam (approx. 11.8 miles away); Mecikalski Stovewood Building (approx. 12.5 miles away); Battle of Mole Lake (approx. 12.6 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away); Francis Augustine Deleglise (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Langlade County Forestry. History of the Langlade County Forest. "As a result of the clamor to conquer the wilderness, supply lumber to house the masses, and without proper forest management, the forests were nearly completely destroyed." (Submitted on July 29, 2010.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
This marker was originally located at a now closed wayside south of Antigo, Wisconsin.
    — Submitted July 29, 2010.

 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Veteran's Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
3. Veteran's Memorial Park Sign
Nearby Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
4. Nearby Memorial
Dedicated to Langlade County Veterans From All Wars
Nearby Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
5. Nearby Memorial
Veterans, We will never forget your sacrifices.
U.S. Army 155 Howitzer M1 image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
6. U.S. Army 155 Howitzer M1
Howitzer Information image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
7. Howitzer Information
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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