Near Trego in Washburn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In 1767 Jonathan Carver passed this way, downstream on his way from Prairie du Chien to Lake Superior via the Namekagon, St. Croix and Brule rivers. Henry Schoolcraft passed here in 1831 enroute from Lake Superior to the St. Croix.
During the 1870's, ox teams hauled logging supplies on the tote road from Stillwater to Veazie Settlement, located two miles up river where the great Veazie Dam impounded water for log drives down the Namekagon to Stillwater.
Erected 1968 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 162.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 45° 54.323′ N, 91° 48.956′ W. Marker is near Trego, Wisconsin, in Washburn County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 63 and Lakeside Road, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 63. Touch for map. Marker is located at a canoe landing parking area.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yellow River (approx. 6.3 miles away); Spooner and The Railroad (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. Maps; Hayward to Trego. (Submitted on June 16, 2011.)
2. Trego, Wisconsin. (Submitted on June 16, 2011.)
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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 471 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.