Cornell in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The steel structure measures 175 ft in height with a width of 36 ft at the base and 10 ft at the tip. The 45 degree angle is maintained by concrete counter weights. The conveyor, which was operated by a 35 horsepower electric motor located at the tip of the Stacker, consisted of a one inch wire cable equipped with iron discs. Workers made repairs by using the catwalk on the upper side of the left truss frame.
All but two of the original buildings were destroyed by fire in 1989 and all, except about 60 feet, of the original sluice system and log pond has been filled in. A victim of obsolescence, the Stacker operation ceased in 1971 and now stands in memorial to our heritage and in tribute to an era gone by but not forgotten.
Location. 45° 9.965′ N, 91° 9.324′ W. Marker is in Cornell, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker can be reached from Bridge Street (State Highway 64) 0.2 miles west of Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Mill Yard Park by the Cornell Pulpwood Stacker. 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 (here, next to this marker); Jean Brunet (here, next to this marker); Cornell Pulpwood Stacker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornell Women's Club Tablet (approx. half a mile away); Holcombe Logging Disaster (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Holcombe Indian (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Cobban Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bohemian National Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cornell.
Also see . . . City of Cornell. Historical Wood Stacker. (Submitted on August 13, 2011.)
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