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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Osceola in Polk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Geiger Brewery

Geiger Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 15, 2008
1. Geiger Brewery Marker
Inscription.  From 1867 to 1878 master brewer Veit Geiger operated the Geiger Brewery at this location. The artesian springs assured an abundant source of pure water, and the nearby caves provided a constant 50-degree storage cellar. The brewery, was just one of many pieces of Osceola history steeped in water resources. The St, Croix River and its tributaries ferried the area's rich harvest of timber and grain to market. It transported people and commercial goods aboard a fleet of steam-driven riverboats. it powered local grist and sawmills. Additionally, the river's stunning scenic beauty – focused in the Dalles of the St. Croix and in Cascade Falls – was a constant cultural influence in the development of the community.

Rivers, Rails & Trails Logo

This is one of many interpretive signs in the River, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Erected by Wisconsin Heritage Tourism.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
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45° 19.114′ N, 92° 42.404′ W. Marker is in Osceola, Wisconsin, in Polk County. Marker can be reached from Osceola Road (State Highway 243) west of Cascade Street (State Highway 35), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola WI 54020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cascade Falls (about 500 feet away); Osceola (about 500 feet away); Osceola Bluff (about 600 feet away); Osceola "Soo" Depot (about 600 feet away); Geology of the Taylors Falls Region (approx. 6 miles away in Minnesota); A Place that Welcomes Many… (approx. 6.1 miles away in Minnesota); Interstate Park (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osceola.
Geiger Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 15, 2008
2. Geiger Brewery Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,448 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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