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Near New Post in Sawyer County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Chippewa Flowage

 
 
The Chippewa Flowage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
1. The Chippewa Flowage Marker
Inscription. In 1921, the Federal Power Commission granted a license to the Wisconsin and Minnesota Power and Light Company for a dam construction on the Chippewa River. The dam was completed in 1923, and provided hydroelectric power and flood control to the area, creating a 15,300 acre reservoir with 233 miles of shoreline. Known as the Chippewa Flowage, this watery area with about two hundred islands has become one of Wisconsin's largest inland lakes. Homeland to the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of the Chippewa Indians, the Band never approved of the creation of the Chippewa Flowage and lost their "Post" village, burial grounds, and wild rice beds to the newly created lake. The power company relocated the people to a new village named "New Post" along the shores of the lake. Today, this area of spectacular natural scenery attracts not only many nature lovers, but thousands of anglers to the abundant fishing waters.

Erected 1998

 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 415.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 55.945′ N, 91° 11.315′ W. Marker is near New Post, Wisconsin
The Chippewa Flowage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
2. The Chippewa Flowage Marker
Former Bridge Approach Roadway
The current bridge is at the left.
, in Sawyer County. Marker is on County Road CC 2.7 miles north of Flowage Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the roadway of the former bridge approach. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8255N County Road CC, Hayward WI 54843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission (approx. 9.9 miles away); Court Oreilles (approx. 10.8 miles away); Winter Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Chippewa Flowage. "Dotted with approximately 200 undeveloped islands, it is Wisconsin's third-largest lake and boasts a highly irregular, wooded, and generally undeveloped 233-mile shoreline." (Submitted on September 20, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
The Chippewa Flowage image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
3. The Chippewa Flowage
County Road CC by the Marker
The Chippewa Flowage image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
4. The Chippewa Flowage
View by the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 5 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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