Near Spooner in Washburn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, rival fur-traders for the Northwestern and the XY Companies competed fiercely with rum, trade goods and credit for the fur-trade of the Yellow River, Namekagon, Clam and St. Croix bands of Chippewa Indians.
Indian mounds indicate the residences of aboriginal Indians (ca. 300 A.D.) along the Yellow River and on Spooner Lake, two miles northeast of here. Succeeding the Sioux, the Chippewa maintained permanent villages on this lake from the early eighteenth to the early twentieth century.
Erected 1968 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 164.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 45° 49.267′ Touch for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Spooner WI 54801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spooner and The Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away); Namekagon River (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 516 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.