Saint Croix Falls in Polk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1878 – 1914
Pieces of chert, a quartz-like stone mined in Germany, are tightly secured by a metal band to form this millstone. Four feet in diameter, the mill stone weighs about 1,500 pounds.
Sponsored by the St. Croix Falls Historical Society
In Cooperation with the City of St. Croix Falls
This millstone was found and preserved by
Dr. Fred Riegel, who donated it to
this historical display.
Erected 1998 by the St. Croix Falls Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1998.
Location. 45° 24.752′ N, 92° 38.708′ W. Marker is in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin, in Polk County. Marker can be reached from North Washington Street (State Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Croix Falls WI 54024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Are The Falls of the St. Croix? (a few steps from this marker); River Spirit (within shouting distance of this marker); Gaylord Nelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Where are the Falls? (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Croix Falls Hydroelectric Project (approx. half a mile away in Minnesota); Chisago Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away in Minnesota); Town House School (approx. 0.9 miles away in Minnesota); Folsom House (approx. 0.9 miles away in Minnesota). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Croix Falls.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 5. submitted on November 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.