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St. Croix County Markers
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Hudson — 200 — Brule-St. Croix Waterway
From early Indian days the St. Croix River and the Brule River, reached by a two mile portage, formed a waterway connecting Lake Superior with the Mississippi River. The first white man to travel the Brule-St. Croix route was the French explor­er and trader, Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, in 1680. Many traders followed in the next century and a half to harvest the beaver. They had hardly gone before the St. Croix carried the logs and the rafts of the lumbering days, now gone too. . . . — Map (db m2161) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Hudson — In the Summer of 1910
In the summer of 1910, about two miles south of Hudson on the Wisconsin shore of the St. Croix River, 85 boys and several adults held an experimental week of camp to try out a new youth program called "Boy Scouts". This first Scouting camp in the upper Midwest was only months after the Boy Scouts of America was formed, and only a week after the first Scout Camp in upstate New York. This Hudson experiment was followed by the formation of thousands of Scout Units over the years in the . . . — Map (db m38305) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), Hudson — Louis Massey
On this site in 1840, was erected the home of Louis Massey, Hudson's first white settler. Marked by Woman's Club of Hudson May 1930 — Map (db m13100) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — 357 — New Richmond Cyclone
The New Richmond Cyclone of 1899 remains the most disastrous tornado recorded in Wisconsin history. On the hot summer evening of June 12, with little warning and amazing force, a tornado swept through the thriving agricultural community of New Richmond, a city of about 2,000 people. In the tornado's path lay the entire business district, several Victorian neighborhoods and a visiting circus. The destruction was swift and brutal. Within minutes structures collapsed and fires ignited, . . . — Map (db m21276) HM
Wisconsin (St. Croix County), River Falls — 165 — Edgar Wilson Nye1850 – 1896
"Bill" Nye, journalist, lecturer, author, and humorist, grew to manhood in this quiet valley of the Kinnickinnic, which flows southwesterly through River Falls. The tall-tales of frontier humor were popular regionally before 1860. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and Bill Nye widely popularized similar exaggerations until they were considered typically American. In the country church, three-fourths mile eastward, Bill Nye practiced public speaking to empty pews. He was then a student at River Falls . . . — Map (db m9860) HM
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