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

The Great Pine

 
 
The Great Pine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 20, 2009
1. The Great Pine Marker
Inscription.  This huge log was cut from a mighty white pine which grew southwest of the armory on 2nd Avenue South in Wisconsin Rapids and escaped the axe of the lumberjacks for many decades. The tree was 181 years of age. It was 78 years old and quite a tree when the Civil War ended. This huge log is 18' long and has a diameter of 41". It contains over 500 board feet of lumber. Logs such as this provided the raw material for the log drives down the Wisconsin River and for the local lumber mills in the early pioneer days of this city.
Placed to rest in the year Nineteen Hundred Sixty-Seven A.D.
 
Erected 1967.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 44° 22.451′ N, 89° 50.912′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from 2nd Avenue South (State Highway 73) 0.4 miles south of Gaynor Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Ben Hanson Park beyond the Wisconsin State
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Firefighters Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495, 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. Assistant Chief Michael J. Kilpatrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Myron "Grim" Natwick (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wood County Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Edwards Jr. Office Building (approx. 1˝ miles away); Our Medical History (approx. 1.6 miles away); Corenso North America (approx. 1.6 miles away); “The Iron Horse in Grand Rapids” (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Jones 2nd Burial Site (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Rapids.
 
The Great Pine and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 20, 2009
2. The Great Pine and Marker
Nearby Firefighters Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 20, 2009
3. Nearby Firefighters Memorial
The Great Pine can be seen to the right of the Firefighters Memorial in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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