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New Richmond in St. Croix County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Paperjack Creek

Wisconsin Heritage Tourism

 
 
Paperjack Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 11, 2013
1. Paperjack Creek Marker
Inscription.  By 1855, Paperjack Creek and the nearby Willow River had each attracted a few settlers. A rivalry developed between settlements but was resolved in 1858 when the village was platted at the Willow River site. It is thought that the unusual name for this creek came from an early settler, a rag dealer who lived on the banks of the creek. In those times a rag dealer was called a “paperjack”. The greenway served as a cow pasture through most of the 1900’s and now features native plantings and trails. The 1910 photograph shows Dr. Frank Epley’s trout ponds that were northwest of this site on his hobby dairy farm, The Willows.

This is one of many interpretive signs in the Rivers, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
 
Erected by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, in part.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 45° 6.653′ N, 92° 32.14′ W. Marker is in New Richmond
Paperjack Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 11, 2013
2. Paperjack Creek Marker
This is a close up of the inset photo of Epley’s trout ponds on the marker.
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, Wisconsin, in St. Croix County. The marker is located on the grounds of the New Richmond Heritage Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Heritage Drive, New Richmond WI 54017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell-Tierney Farmhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); New Richmond Heritage Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Northside House (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heritage Church (about 300 feet away); Blacksmith Shop (Log Barn) (about 400 feet away); Ubet Store (about 400 feet away); Camp Nine School (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Richmond.
 
Paperjack Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 11, 2013
3. Paperjack Creek Marker
The view looking north from marker toward Paperjack Creek Park and Trail.
Paperjack Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, October 11, 2013
4. Paperjack Creek Marker
The view looking east from the marker along Paperjack Creek Park and Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2013, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.

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