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Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Alma — 230 — Beef Slough
The Beef Slough was a sluggish branch of the Chippewa River that provided an excellent storage pond for the logs floated downstream by numerous logging companies. Here loggers were employed to arrange the mixed-up logs into orderly rafts to be towed by steamboats to sawmills down the Mississippi. The Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire sawmills felt threatened when the Beef Slough Manufacturing, Booming, Log Driving and Transportation Company was organized near here in 1867. Camp No. 1 built . . . — Map (db m10103) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Alma — Lock & Dam No. 4
Designed by and constructed under the direction of The Corps of Engineers, United States Army 1932 – 1935 Contractor for lock – Ouilmette Construction & Engineering Co. Contractor for dam – United Construction Co. Contractor for electrical work – S. C. Sachs, Inc. — Map (db m17300) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Alma — Veterans Memorial
This site and memorial is forever dedicated to the memories, valor, courage and ideals of those Buffalo County residents that have given their all and rest in burial sites at home, abroad and at sea. It is also dedicated to those that have endured all so that all mankind may enjoy peace and freedom. (Military Service Emblems) Total Cost of U.S. Lives for Freedom Revolutionary War 4,435 War of 1812 2,260 Mexican War 1,733 Civil War 364,511 Spanish American . . . — Map (db m73314) WM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Fountain City — Fountain City
Thomas A. Holmes (1804-1888) established the first permanent settlement in Buffalo County in 1839 at the present site of Fountain City. In the fall of that year Holmes and a party of twelve including his wife came up the Mississippi River to barter with the Indians and fur traders using goods he had obtained in Dubuque. He landed on these shores, built a cabin and spent the winter hunting, trading, and cutting cordwood which was sold in the spring as fuel to the passing steamboats. The . . . — Map (db m43205) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Fountain City — Fountain City
Before the white man came to this area Indians of the Chippewa, Winnebago and other tribes roamed freely along the Mississippi River. Recorded history tells of an Indian tribal battle that took place on these river banks which was witnessed by some of the earliest settlers who first came here in 1839. Adventurous pioneers, never less, continued to arrive in greater numbers bringing farming, river commerce and small industries to this wilderness site, and soon the community of Fountain City was . . . — Map (db m43206) HM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Mondovi — Civil War Monument
In Memory Of Our Nations Defenders Erected by W.R.C. No. 124 1914 — Map (db m73511) WM
Wisconsin (Buffalo County), Nelson — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Served Our Country — Map (db m73348) WM
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