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Arcola in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

River of Pine

 
 
River of Pine marker image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 19, 2018
1. River of Pine marker
Inscription. How do you move millions of logs harvested from the forests of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin? Rely on a river. From 1839 to 1914, the St. Croix was a crucial link between logging areas and markets.

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
River of Pine marker overlooking the St. Croix River image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 19, 2018
2. River of Pine marker overlooking the St. Croix River
5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
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 38 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.
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