Near Augusta in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A trip to Dells Mill could be an all-day family affair. Farmers often fished the millpond to pass the time. The millpond also provided a source for the winter ice harvest. A store, hotel, and school grew up nearby to serve the growing community.
Creating a millpond required the building of a dam to flood upstream land. The Wisconsin Territorial Legislature enacted legislation enabling dam construction in 1840.
Built along the dells of Bridge Creek, the base of the mill was carved into the sandstone bedrock. Massive hand-hewn timbers secured with wooden pegs make up the structure of the mill. Water turbines powered the milling process. A concrete dam replaced the original log structure in 1919. Dells Mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, operated continuously until 1968.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 44° 43.539′ N, 91° 8.906′ W. Marker is near Augusta, Wisconsin, in Eau Claire County. Marker is on County Highway V 0.2 miles west of State Highway 27, on the left when traveling west. Marker is at The Dells Mill and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: E18855 County Highway V, Augusta WI 54722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Brigade (approx. 3.2 miles away); Augusta Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fairchild War Monument (approx. 13.2 miles away); Edson Union Cemetery (approx. 15.1 miles away).
Also see . . . The Dells Mill and Museum. (Submitted on July 29, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Wisconsin Registered Landmark 117
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.