Marine on St. Croix in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Early Settler's Cabin
For the 1938 Marine centennial celebration, the cabin was moved to the village from its original site, The Rosengren Prairie, approximately two miles northwest of here. It is on the property that was owned by the Burris family since 1895, when Marine was known as Marine Mills. Adjacent to the cabin is the mill stream that served as a source of water power for the first commercial sawmill in the state. After the Marine centennial celebration, Tom Burris acquired the cabin and used it as a workshop in which he built boats. The cabin remained in the Burris family until the property was sold to the City of Marine in 1997. Villagers commonly refer to the cabin as "Uncle Tom's Cabin," a name coined by Tom's nephew, Art Burris.
In 1998, thanks to contributions from the descendants of Sven Anderson, Institutional donors, and local residents, this old cabin was completely
Location. 45° 11.818′ N, 92° 46.136′ W. Marker is in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, in Washington County. Marker is on Judd Street 0.1 miles south of Maple Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marine on Saint Croix MN 55047, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minnesota's First Commercial Sawmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Powerhouse and Kiln (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Mill Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pineries are Gone (about 400 feet away); Boom, Then Bust (about 400 feet away); Marine (about 500 feet away); Technological Revolution (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Marine (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marine on St. Croix.
Also see . . .
1. The City of Marine on St. Croix. (Submitted on July 14, 2011.)
2. Washington County Historical Society. History of Marine on St. Croix. (Submitted on July 14, 2011.)
3. Marine on St. Croix. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 14, 2011.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.