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Near Lakewood in Oconto County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Holt & Balcom Logging Camp No. 1

 
 
Holt & Balcom Logging Camp No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
1. Holt & Balcom Logging Camp No. 1 Marker
[west side of marker]
Inscription. Generally called "Depot Camp," it is the oldest standing lumber camp in Wisconsin.

It remains where originally built in 1880, in what was one of the greatest white pine regions of the middle west. Expert woodsmen built the camp as is evidenced by the skilled workmanship on the hewn corners, floors, and bunks.

The winding trail along McCaslin Brook was the supply road over which countless lumberjacks on foot and on bobsleds entered and left the woods for over half a century.
Erected 1972

 
Erected 1972 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 179.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 17.896′ N, 88° 29.74′ W. Marker is near Lakewood, Wisconsin, in Oconto County. Marker can be reached from Club House Lane 0.2 miles south of County Highway F. Click for map. Marker is beyond the club house at McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17067 Club House Lane, Lakewood WI 54138, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Oconto County Historical Society. Holt & Balcom Logging Camp. (Submitted on October 12, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Holt & Balcom Logging Camp No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
2. Holt & Balcom Logging Camp No. 1 Marker
[east side of marker with duplicate text]
Wisconsin Heritage Site #281
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Logging Camp and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
3. Logging Camp and Marker
State and National Register of Historic Places #78000121
Logging Bobsled and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
4. Logging Bobsled and Marker
Holt & Balcom Logging Camp image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
5. Holt & Balcom Logging Camp
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By Keith L, October 10, 2010
6. Holt & Balcom Logging Camp
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By Keith L, October 10, 2010
7. Holt & Balcom Logging Camp
Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
8. Plaque
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1880.
Logging Camp Entrance Door image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
9. Logging Camp Entrance Door
This is believed to be the oldest standing logging camp in the state of Wisconsin or the Nation.
Holt & Balcom Logging Camp Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
10. Holt & Balcom Logging Camp Sign
Visit the oldest logging camp in these United States located on original site National Historical Place Holt & Balcom Camp No. 1 built in 1881 Restored to original state by McCaslin Lions Club 1981.
G. Matthews R. Schottky
Holt & Balcom Logging Camp Information image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
11. Holt & Balcom Logging Camp Information
Holt & Balcom Logging Camp Built in 1881 Restored by the McCaslin Lions Club of Lakewood Operated and Maintained by the Oconto County Historical Society On the National Register of Historic Places Open to the Public on Saturdays in July and August, from 10 am to 3 pm To Schedule Tours for Students and Groups, Call 715.276.3505 Donations Requested.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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