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Near Spooner in Washburn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Yellow River

 
 
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By Keith L, June 12, 2011
1. Yellow River Marker
Inscription. The Yellow River was called the "River Jaune" by early French explorers because of the bright yellow sand on the bottom of Yellow Lake through which it flows. Located in the heart of the "Folle Avoine," or wild rice country, it was one of the first tributaries of the St. Croix to be occupied by the Chippewa who (ca. 1700) in bloody battles drove out the Sioux and established permanent villages on Clam and Yellow Lakes.

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, rival fur-traders for the Northwestern and the XY Companies competed fiercely with rum, trade goods and credit for the fur-trade of the Yellow River, Namekagon, Clam and St. Croix bands of Chippewa Indians.

Indian mounds indicate the residences of aboriginal Indians (ca. 300 A.D.) along the Yellow River and on Spooner Lake, two miles northeast of here. Succeeding the Sioux, the Chippewa maintained permanent vil­lages on this lake from the early eighteenth to the early twentieth century.

Erected 1968

 
Erected 1968 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 164.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 49.267′ 
Yellow River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
2. Yellow River Marker
N, 91° 51.924′ W. Marker is near Spooner, Wisconsin, in Washburn County. Marker is on State Highway 70 0.1 miles east of Orchard Lane, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Spooner WI 54801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spooner and The Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away); Namekagon River (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Yellow River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
3. Yellow River Marker
Yellow River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
4. Yellow River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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