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New Richmond in Saint Croix County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Paperjack Creek

Wisconsin Heritage Tourism

 
 
Paperjack Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 11, 2013
1. Paperjack Creek Marker
Inscription. By 1855, Paperjack Creek and the nearby Willow River had each attracted a few settlers. A rivalry developed between settlements but was resolved in 1858 when the village was platted at the Willow River site. It is thought that the unusual name for this creek came from an early settler, a rag dealer who lived on the banks of the creek. In those times a rag dealer was called a “paperjack”. The greenway served as a cow pasture through most of the 1900’s and now features native plantings and trails. The 1910 photograph shows Dr. Frank Epley’s trout ponds that were northwest of this site on his hobby dairy farm, The Willows.

This is one of many interpretive signs in the Rivers, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
 
Erected by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, in part.
 
Location. 45° 6.653′ N, 92° 32.14′ W. Marker is in New Richmond, Wisconsin, in Saint Croix County. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the New Richmond Heritage Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Heritage Drive, New Richmond WI 54017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles
Paperjack Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 11, 2013
2. Paperjack Creek Marker
This is a close up of the inset photo of Epley’s trout ponds on the marker.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Richmond Heritage Center (within shouting distance of this marker); New Richmond Cyclone (approx. 0.2 miles away); German Settlement (approx. 12.6 miles away); Edgar Wilson Nye (approx. 13.8 miles away); Brule-St. Croix Waterway (approx. 13.9 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Paperjack Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 11, 2013
3. Paperjack Creek Marker
The view looking north from marker toward Paperjack Creek Park and Trail.
Paperjack Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 11, 2013
4. Paperjack Creek Marker
The view looking east from the marker along Paperjack Creek Park and Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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