Near Spooner in Washburn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, rival fur-traders for the Northwestern and the XY Companies competed fiercely with rum, trade goods and credit for the fur-trade of the Yellow River, Namekagon, Clam and St. Croix bands of Chippewa Indians.
Indian mounds indicate the residences of aboriginal Indians (ca. 300 A.D.) along the Yellow River and on Spooner Lake, two miles northeast of here. Succeeding the Sioux, the Chippewa maintained permanent villages on this lake from the early eighteenth to the early twentieth century.
Erected 1968 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 164.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
Location. 45° 49.267′ N, 91° 51.924′ W. Marker is near Spooner, Wisconsin, in Washburn County. Marker is on State Highway 70, 0.1 miles east of Orchard Lane, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at a highway pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spooner WI 54801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spooner and The Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away); Namekagon River (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.