Arcola in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
River of Pine
Arcola witnessed this great movement of timber. Each spring, the river swelled with pine, isolating the village as boat traffic came to a standstill. Workers focused on pulling logs off the St. Croix to cut at the Arcola mill. The rest of the timber floated another four miles downstream to the St. Croix Boom–the main processing point for sorting, measuring, and determining ownership. From there, logs were transported to Stillwater mills or fashioned into rafts and sent south to Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
Erected by St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Arcola Mills Historic Foundation.
Location. 45° 8.273′ N, 92° 45.076′ W. Marker is in Arcola, Minnesota, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Arcola Trail North. Touch for map. The marker is on the edge of the lawn southeast of the Mower Mansion. Public access to this site is limited to certain open house days. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12905 Arcola Trail N, Stillwater MN 55082, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Village of Arcola (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Settler's Cabin (approx. 4.2 miles away); Minnesota's First Commercial Sawmill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Powerhouse and Kiln (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Pineries are Gone (approx. 4.2 miles away); Marine Mill Site (approx. 4.2 miles away); Boom, Then Bust (approx. 4.2 miles away); Technological Revolution (approx. 4.3 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2018, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.