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Near Isabella in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Good Wages

 
 
Good Wages Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, September 5, 2019
1. Good Wages Marker
Inscription.  You follow Old Sven into the smallest building. He opens a ledger on a desk.

"You'll be paid the standard rate, a dollar a day. That'll be $26.00 for the month. You work from dawn until dark. If there's an early moon you may work longer."
"We keep the tools here in the office when we aren't using them."

A seven foot long saw laid on a workbench takes up most of the room. Other tools lean against the walls.

Photo caption:
Man sharpening a saw--probably in the camp office.
The exact location of the office for this camp is not known.

 
Erected by USDA Forest Service, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Lake County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 47° 39.541′ N, 91° 36.133′ W. Marker is near Isabella, Minnesota, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from County Road 2, 0.2 miles south of State Route 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Isabella MN 55607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The Year is 1906 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Additional keywords. Logging
 
Stony River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, September 5, 2019
2. Stony River
Its location near the camp allowed logs to be shipped downriver.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on August 5, 2020, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Dec. 8, 2023