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Hayward in Sawyer County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hayward and the "Big Mill"

 
 
Hayward and the "Big Mill" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, September 17, 2011
1. Hayward and the "Big Mill" Marker
[south side of marker]
Inscription.  
Anthony Judson Hayward, 1835–1913, found this an ideal site for a water powered saw mill and organized the North Wisconsin Lumber Company to harvest the vast pine stands of the upper Namekagon. Their “Big Mill” was built beside the dam, began sawing June 11, 1883, and later made a record day’s cut of 339,313 feet. It remained the heart of this community for forty years.

Sawyer County Historical Society 1971

 
Erected 1971 by the Sawyer County Historical Society. (Marker Number 88.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1890.
 
Location. 46° 0.59′ N, 91° 28.908′ W. Marker is in Hayward, Wisconsin, in Sawyer County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Bay Avenue, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 27. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hayward WI 54843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Namekagon - Court Oreilles Portage (approx. 5.2 miles away); St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission (approx. 9.6 miles away); Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard Groseilliers (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 88 – Wisconsin Council for Local History.
 
Also see . . .
1. About the City. City of Hayward website entry (Submitted on June 13, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Hayward History. City of Hayward blog site: Includes photos of Anthony Judson Hayward and "The Big Mill" (Submitted on June 13, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Hayward and the "Big Mill" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, September 17, 2011
2. Hayward and the "Big Mill" Marker
[north side of marker with duplicate text]
Hayward and the "Big Mill" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, September 17, 2011
3. Hayward and the "Big Mill" Marker
Hayward and the "Big Mill" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, September 17, 2011
4. Hayward and the "Big Mill" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2024. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 195 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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Jul. 21, 2024