Near Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Nation's First Cooperative Generating Station
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Rural Electrification 💡, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1864.
Location. 45° 0.282′ N, 91° 23.318′ W. Marker is near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on 140th Street/REA Road north of 112th Avenue/Woodruff Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker can be reached from State Highway 124, approximately 3 miles north of Chippewa Falls. Marker is at a pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Peter's Catholic Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stanley's Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Farm in Chippewa County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bear Den Road Bridge (approx. 3˝ miles away); Sunny Valley School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Pioneer Norwegian Log Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); William Irvine (approx. 3.9 miles away); In Memory of Old Abe (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
Also see . . . Dairyland Power. "Wisconsin Power Cooperative’s 2,100 kilowatt (kW) Chippewa Diesel Station becomes the first cooperative generating plant in the nation." (Submitted on November 23, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,491 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.