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Near Mercer in Iron County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930)

Iron County Heritage Area

 
 
Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 14, 2012
1. Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) Marker
Inscription. Large, heavy cable remains from the pulley system (called a jammer), used to load the logs from the landing into the rail cars. Stove parts, railroad ties, a wash tub and glass bottles suggest a long term camp with railroad connections.

Artifacts are an important part of an archaeological site. The artifacts here have no monetary value but contain valuable information. They have been left here to show you how archaeologists interpret that information. Please do not dig, metal detect, collect or disturb anything on the site. It is illegal to remove artifacts without permission. Photographs are allowed.
 
Location. 46° 4.914′ N, 90° 16.263′ W. Marker is near Mercer, Wisconsin, in Iron County. Marker is on County Route FF half a mile north of Turtle Flambeau Dam Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Butternut WI 54514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roddis Line – Life in Camp (here, next to this marker); Roddis Line – Early Logging (here, next to this marker); Roddis Line - Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named
Upper left photo: Cooks and foremen of Nelson Camp 1 image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 14, 2012
2. Upper left photo: Cooks and foremen of Nelson Camp 1
Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Roddis Line - Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company (here, next to this marker); Flambeau Trail – Turtle Flambeau Flowage Dam (approx. 1.7 miles away); Roddis Line – Turtle-Flambeau Dam (approx. 1.8 miles away); Flambeau Trail – Two Ways to Go (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mercer.
 
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Lower left photo: Jammer loading logs image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 14, 2012
3. Lower left photo: Jammer loading logs
Right hand photo: Team of horses in camp image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 14, 2012
4. Right hand photo: Team of horses in camp
Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 14, 2012
5. Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) Marker
Marker is on a six-sided kiosk with five other adjoining markers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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