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Near Three Lakes in Oneida County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Nicolet National Forest

 
 
Nicolet National Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
1. Nicolet National Forest Marker
Inscription. You are in the original Oneida Purchase Unit that marked the beginning of Nicolet National Forest. The first tract of land, acquired from the Thunder Lake Lumber Company in 1928, contained 12,940 acres. Today there are 640,000 acres rich in scenic, recreational, historical and economic resources.

Under the multiple-use management program of the United States Forest Service, the forest offers resources for industry and a wide variety of recreation. Thousands of acres whose trees were removed through logging or were ravaged by fire were reforested by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's.

The Nicolet National Forest is named in honor of Jean Nicolet, who in 1634 was the first white man known to have traveled into what is now Wisconsin.

Erected 1962

 
Erected 1962 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 117.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 51.079′ N, 89° 3.174′ W. Marker is near Three Lakes, Wisconsin, in Oneida County. Marker is at the intersection of Military Road (Road 2178) and Hay Meadow Road (Road 2435), on the right
Nicolet National Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
2. Nicolet National Forest Marker
when traveling north on Military Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Three Lakes WI 54562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World's Largest Chain of Lakes (approx. 6 miles away); Home of Fred "Cy" Williams (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 21, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Nearby Intersection Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
3. Nearby Intersection Sign
Sign in background reads: "National Forest Campground Sevenmile."
State Highway 32 at Military Road image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
4. State Highway 32 at Military Road
Sign along Military Road image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
5. Sign along Military Road
National Forest Centennial Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
6. National Forest Centennial Plantation
Planted in 1991 by the Wisconsin Conservation Corps and area 4th graders in recognition of the National Forest System 100 year anniversary.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5, 6. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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