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

Legend of Mellen

 
 
Legend of Mellen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 29, 2022
1. Legend of Mellen Marker
Inscription.  
Mellen, Wisconsin, nestled in a valley in the heart of the Penokee Range, was founded in 1881 by Samuel O'Grady Bennett for which Bennett Street is named.
Iron City, later renamed Mellen for William Mellen of the Wisconsin Central Railroad was incorporated in 1907.
Logging was the mainstay of this northern Wisconsin community.
The city hall was built in 1886 and the school rebuilt after a fire in 1910.
Mellen is the home of Copper Falls State Park.

 
Erected 1986.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 46° 19.35′ N, 90° 39.618′ W. Marker is in Mellen, Wisconsin, in Ashland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of POW/MIA Memorial Highway (State Highway 13) and Fayette Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mellen WI 54546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jeanne D'Arc Willow (a few
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steps from this marker); The Vietnam Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Divide (approx. 9.6 miles away); Glidden State Bank (approx. 13.4 miles away); World's Largest White Pine Log (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Legend of Mellen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 29, 2022
2. Legend of Mellen Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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