Stanley in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Yellowstone Trail
The Yellowstone Trail Association did not build roads. It lobbied for "good roads" in every level of government and provided instructions to local people for the construction and maintenance of roads. They promoted cross-country tourist traffic, marked the route with signs and provided maps raising the interest in using the automobile for other than local travel.
The Yellowstone Trail began in South Dakota and quickly expanded east to St. Paul, Minnesota, and west to Yellowstone Park in Montana. By 1914 it extended to the Idaho border and east to Chicago. By 1917, the entire route
The Yellowstone Trail passed 406 miles through Wisconsin from Kenosha to Hudson covering 18 counties. From the east the road entered Chippewa County along what is now County Highway X into Stanley past this very site, onward through Cadott, westward to Lake Wissota. The road then turned onto what is now County Highway J west to Chippewa Falls along Park Avenue and County Highway J south to Eau Claire.
With the construction of new highways and the advent of a federal numbering system, this transcontinental road finally faded in the 1930's.
A new Yellowstone Trail Association has now been formed in 2003 to increase public knowledge about the Trail and to promote heritage tourism. Thanks in part to a small group of visionaries in central Wisconsin and in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, motorists can now once again experience this storied piece of American history.
Marker Sign #12
Erected by Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12.)
Location. 44° 57.591′ N, 90° 56.212′ W. Marker is in Stanley, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on East 1st Avenue east of South Broadway Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley WI 54768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance (within shouting distance of this marker); D.R. Moon Memorial Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edson Union Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Worden Church of the Brethren (approx. 6 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); St. Hedwig's / Poznan Colony (approx. 8.6 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker about the Yellowstone Trail located in Cadott, Wisconsin.
Also see . . . The Yellowstone Trail. The Yellowstone Trail Association. (Submitted on May 4, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.