“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Marinette in Marinette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

10,000 Board Feet of Logs

10,000 Board Feet of Logs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
1. 10,000 Board Feet of Logs Marker
Inscription.  This is a typical load of 10,000 board feet of logs, as harvested during the lumber boom, about 1885. The logs were marked and piled at the river's edge. In the spring, they were floated down the Menominee River to the various booms of the thirty saw mills located here.

After cutting, most of the lumber was transported to Chicago by sailing schooners.

Peter Weber, who has contributed much to the preservation of forest lands, donated this load of logs, the Marinette Marine Corporation, Harold Derusha, president, donated the sleigh and horses in memory of David Andre Derusha, born September 8, 1959 and Dexter Thomas Caley, born November 30, 1939, who both died on May 7, 1966, the day these logs were placed here.
Erected by Marinette County Historical Society Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 45° 6.104′ N, 87° 37.75′ W. Marker is in Marinette, Wisconsin, in Marinette County. Marker can be reached from Bridge Street (U.S.
Sleigh, Logs and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
2. Sleigh, Logs and Marker
41) 0.1 miles north of Riverside Avenue (State Highway 180), on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Stephenson Island Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marinette WI 54143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Menominee River (within shouting distance of this marker); Evancheck Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isaac Stephenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Queen Marinette (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bay de Nocquet Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away in Michigan); Milwaukee Road Depot (approx. half a mile away); Menominee Area (approx. 0.6 miles away in Michigan); Spies Public Library (approx. 1.2 miles away in Michigan). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marinette.
More about this marker. Dexter Caley, 26, and David Derusha, 6, both of Menominee, Michigan, died as the result of a two-vehicle crash while they were traveling on U.S. 2 in Spalding Township, Menominee County, Michigan.
Also see . . .
1. Marinette County Attractions. Information about the Marinette County Historical / Logging Museum. (Submitted on February 14, 2009.) 

2. Marinette. "The need for lumber to build the fast growing cities of Milwaukee and Chicago, along with the large expanse of available timber in the pine stands near Marinette, provided the impetus for major sawmilling activity along the Menominee River." (Submitted on February 14, 2009.) 
Hauling Logs image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, September 1, 2010
3. Hauling Logs
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,228 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on December 18, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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