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Near Menomonie in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chippewa Valley White Pine

 
 
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By Donna Johnson, June 25, 2007
1. Chippewa Valley White Pine Marker
Inscription. Here and northeast of here lies the vast Chippewa Valley. At the start of lumbering in Wisconsin it held one-sixth of the nationís white pine. Surveyors estimated the total pine stand in the state at 136 billion board feet of prime lumber. Lumbermen considered the supply inexhaustible.

Chippewa Valley white pine helped build the homes and cities of the corn belt, the great plains, Chicago after its fire. This valley made strong men, record log jams, tall tales, and prosperous cities, all while wast≠ing 60 per cent of its pine in stumps, slashing, culls, sawdust, slabs, and fires. The harvest here that began in 1838 with 5-foot diameter trunks 160 feet high ended 80 years later taking 5-inch logs.
Today the Chippewa Valley is green again with farms and pine. Reforestation began before 1920. Early plantings are now merchantable timber. In time the Chippewa Valley will again stand with mature pine.
 
Erected 1973 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 199.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 54.403′ N, 91° 54.435′ W. Marker is near Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn County. Marker can be reached
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By Keith L, October 28, 2010
2. Chippewa Valley White Pine Marker
from Interstate 94 at milepost 43, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at Rest Area 61. Marker is in this post office area: Menomonie WI 54751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fine Meadows ( within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin's Oak Savanna ( within shouting distance of this marker); Dunn County Veterans Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fine Meadows ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I ( about 800 feet away); Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Dr. Stephen Tainter ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Stori House ( approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menomonie.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Chippewa Valley White Pine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donna Johnson, June 25, 2007
3. Chippewa Valley White Pine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 13, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on April 22, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on August 13, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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