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Stevens Point in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries

 
 
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By Keith L, May 20, 2007
1. Stevens Point -- Gateway to the Pineries Marker
Inscription.  This plaque commemorates the pioneers who established Stevens Point during the 1840’s, 50’s and 60’s. Community life centered here at the foot of Main Street where supplies were transshipped from wagon to boat for the trip north to lumber camps. Piers and booms held logs for local sawmills, and lumber rafts were outfitted for the trip down the Wisconsin. Stagecoaches stopped at nearby inns and freight wagons unloaded wares at the village stores. Here sawmill whine and scent of fresh cut pine were ever present, for lumber was the life-blood of this pioneer town.
 
Erected 1972 by the Portage County Historical Society. (Marker Number 85.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 44° 31.41′ N, 89° 35.298′ W. Marker is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker can be reached from Crosby Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Pfiffner Pioneer Park; east of the Wisconsin River, north of Clark Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevens Point WI 54481, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Keith L, May 20, 2007
2. Stevens Point -- Gateway to the Pineries Marker
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At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public Square (about 600 feet away); First Public Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Peter Church War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Portage County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevens Point.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 85.
 
Also see . . .  Roads Into the Pinery. The State of Wisconsin Collection:
Chapter from the 1959 book Our County Our Story by Malcolm Rosholt (Submitted on May 21, 2007.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,834 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 20, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on May 21, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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