Near Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Badger State Planing Mill At Lake Hallie
Badger State Lumber Company
Lake Hallie was a safe reservoir and could hold 2 seasons of logs. In 1873, Culver and Rowe bought an interest in the Barron operation, and the mill was renamed the Badger State Lumber Company. The 1888 plat map shows the location of the mill on the east bank of the Chippewa River just north of Lake Hallie. The capacity of this mill was from twelve to fifteen million feet for the season, it had the latest in machinery including a
On Sept. 4, 1891 The Badger State Lumber Company have discontinued sawing lumber and is getting ready to dispose of its property. On Sept. 7, 1891 all the assets of the firm were for sale. This closing was a serious drawback to the village.
On Oct. 23, 1891 another firm purchased the lumber stock at "Badger Mills". Then on Aug. 18, 1892 The Badger State Lumber Company sold 9,000 acres of pineland to David Miles of Chippewa Falls which was located in Chippewa, Price and Sawyer counties. This sale completed the sale of the firms pinelands.
Chippewa County Historical Society Marker Sign #44
Erected by the Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 44.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 44° 53.038′ N, 91° 27.073′ W. Marker is near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is at the intersection of 109th Street and 28th Avenue, on the left when traveling south on 109th Street. Marker is in the Town of Hallie, at the Lake Hallie Clark Hughes Boat Launch. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. G. A. R. Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of the Chippewa Sugar Beet Factory Cook-Rutledge Mansion (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Chapel (approx. 4.4 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Yellowstone Trail (approx. 4˝ miles away); Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Lumbermen on the Chippewa. Mill Sites Remembered. (Submitted on June 12, 2012.)
2. History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881. The Lumber Yards. (Submitted on June 12, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.