“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Isabella in Lake County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

The Year is 1906

The Year is 1906 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, September 5, 2019
1. The Year is 1906 Marker
Inscription.  Welcome to the actual location of Camp #8 of the St. Croix Logging Company
- used in 1906 as a winter logging camp and for several more seasons as a spring camp for log drivers.

Early this morning, at the sawmill in Winton (3 miles east of Ely), you signed up for the first time as a lumberjack for the St. Croix Logging Company. You were directed to climb into the sleigh full of men. Jacks were dropped off at logging camps all along the Stony River, as the horses plodded the St. Croix Tote Road (later know as Highway 1).

"So, you're the new jack..."
"Yes, sir!" you say as you climb stiffly from the sleigh that brought you here to Camp #8.
"What's your name, kid?"
Before you can answer, an older jack you met in the sleigh slaps you on the back. "We named this one 'Sapling' sir."
"They call me Old Sven. Come on, Sapling. I'll show you the camp."

Photo captions:
Bottom left: A Northern Minnesota logging camp crew in about 1906
Middle: Horses pulling a load on the St. Croix tote road in the early 1900's

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 47° 39.612′ N, 91° 36.051′ W. Marker is near Isabella, Minnesota, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Minnesota Route 1 and Forest Road 15. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Isabella MN 55607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Good Wages (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 97 times this year. Last updated on July 18, 2020, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photo   1. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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