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Fifield in Price County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Fifield

 
 
Historic Fifield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
1. Historic Fifield Marker
Inscription. At this site on the South Fork of the Flambeau River was a sorting pond where logs were separated by logging company brand marks. By unleashing a wall of water 20 miles upstream at the Round Lake Logging Dam, loggers flushed millions of logs to mills here and along the Chippewa and Mississippi rivers. Fifield, established in 1876 and named after Lt. Governor Fifield, was the social, business, and religious center of Price County. Its influence dwindled after an 1893 fire destroyed Fifield’s business district. Homesteaders settled the nearby cutover, fire-scarred lands, but were generally unsuccessful at farming due to poor soil, short growing season, and the distance to markets. Taxes mostly went unpaid, and the return of these lands to the government, sparked the creation of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in 1933. These lands now contain vast forests, scenic areas, lakes, and rivers. Today, Fifield’s economy depends upon natural resources and tourism.

Erected 2005
Wisconsin Historical Society

 
Erected 2005 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 495.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 
Historic Fifield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
2. Historic Fifield Marker
52.764′ N, 90° 25.032′ W. Marker is in Fifield, Wisconsin, in Price County. Marker is on Willow Avenue south of Oak Street (Wisconsin Highway 70), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at Movrich Memorial Community Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fifield WI 54524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Park Falls Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Lidice Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away); Phillips Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away); Phillips Fire (approx. 13.3 miles away); Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) (approx. 15.7 miles away); Roddis Line – Life in Camp (approx. 15.7 miles away); Roddis Line – Early Logging (approx. 15.7 miles away); Roddis Line - Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company (approx. 15.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Town of Fifield. (Submitted on September 16, 2011.)
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Movrich Memorial Community Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
3. Movrich Memorial Community Park
The marker is at the right side of the photo.
Plaque at Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
4. Plaque at Park
Another Lions Project
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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