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Cornell in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cornell Pulpwood Stacker

 
 
Cornell Pulpwood Stacker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
1. Cornell Pulpwood Stacker Marker


Inscription. In 1912, after a permanent dam was built across the Chippewa River near this location, the Cornell Wood Products Company, a large paper milling operation, began production here. The company manufactured paper products, cardboard and wallboard. The original complex consisted of a log pond, slasher building, stacker, stacker pit building, sluice locker/tool building, office and garage. Although the operations ceased here in 1972, the 175 foot tall Cornell Pulpwood Stacker remains as an impressive reminder of the great logging industry that dominates this part of Wisconsin. The structure was designed by the Joor Engineering Company of England, manufactured by the Minneapolis Tool and Machinery Company and assembled here. Counter weights were used to erect the stacker. The Pulpwood Stacker moved large quantities of pulpwood logs into massive woodpiles. An important technological innovation, the Pulpwood Stacker is the only known example of this type of paper mill machinery remaining in the United States. The Cornell Pulpwood Stacker was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Erected 1999

 
Erected 1999 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 429.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included
Cornell Pulpwood Stacker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
2. Cornell Pulpwood Stacker Marker
in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 9.926′ N, 91° 9.287′ W. Marker is in Cornell, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on Bridge Street (State Highway 64) 0.1 miles west of Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Mill Yard Park near the Cornell Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Bridge Street, Cornell WI 54732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ezra Cornell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pulpwood Stacker (about 300 feet away); Jean Brunet (about 300 feet away); Cornell Women's Club Tablet (approx. half a mile away); Holcombe Logging Disaster (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Holcombe Indian (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Cobban Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bohemian National Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cornell.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Cornell. Historical Wood Stacker. (Submitted on July 25, 2011.) 

2. City of Cornell. The Mill Yard Park. (Submitted on July 25, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Cornell Pulpwood Stacker and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
3. Cornell Pulpwood Stacker and Marker
National Register of Historic Places #93001425
Cornell Pulpwood Stacker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
4. Cornell Pulpwood Stacker
Cornell Pulpwood Stacker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
5. Cornell Pulpwood Stacker
Cornell Mill Yard Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
6. Cornell Mill Yard Park
Chippewa River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
7. Chippewa River Bridge
The Cornell Pulpwood Stacker is in the distance.
Nearby Chippewa River and Dam image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2011
8. Nearby Chippewa River and Dam
 
 
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