Mercer in Iron County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Flambeau Trail – Turtle Flambeau Flowage Dam
Iron County Heritage Area
Despite these hardships, local people continued to live and work in this area. Many worked for the Roddis Logging Company, which cut hardwood in the area north and west of the Flowage. They used an extensive Railroad system developed to transport timber out of the forest until 1938.
Many residents also gained experience fishing in the Flowage, which boasted a spawning ground near the dam. Some would use their experience to work as guides and resort proprietors, creating new business opportunities.
Erected by Wisconsin
Location. 46° 4.408′ N, 90° 14.332′ W. Marker is in Mercer, Wisconsin, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from Turtle Flambeau Dam Road half a mile east of County Route FF, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Turtle Flambeau Dam Road Boat Ramp and Picnic Area. Marker is in this post office area: Butternut WI 54514, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roddis Line – Turtle-Flambeau Dam (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roddis Line - Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) (approx. 1.7 miles away); Roddis Line – Life in Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Roddis Line – Early Logging (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Roddis Line - Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); Flambeau Trail – Two Ways to Go (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercer.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.