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Near King in Waupaca County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fish Raceway

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 8, 2014
1. Fish Raceway Marker
Inscription. In 1976, fish managers filled this raceway with 20,000 hybrid tiger muskies and installed mechanical feeders. Why? To find out if muskies would eat food pellets dispensed from mechanical feeders instead of minnows. The experiment worked! Pellets significantly reduced both the cost and labor involved with raising muskies. This was the only fish experiment that took place here since the hatchery closed in 1954. Hartman Creek State Park opened in 1966.
 
Location. 44° 19.529′ N, 89° 13.012′ W. Marker is near King, Wisconsin, in Waupaca County. Marker can be reached from Hartman Creek Road 2.2 miles south of Wisconsin Highway 54, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 2.2 miles south of State Highway 54, then 0.1 mile west of Hartman Creek Road. Marker is at Allen Lake in Hartman Creek State Park. Fee area; a vehicle admission sticker is required. Marker is at or near this postal address: N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca WI 54981, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake with a Secret (within shouting distance of this marker); Hellestad House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Coach Road (approx.
Fish Raceway and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 8, 2014
2. Fish Raceway and Marker
mile away); Windfeldt Estate (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grand Army Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); General Charles King (approx. 3.7 miles away); Waupaca County War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Amherst Fire District (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hartman Creek State Park. History. "During the 1920s George Allen cleared swamps, built several dams and created a private brook trout hatchery.... The Wisconsin Conservation Department bought the property in 1939 for $8,500. The initial purchase of 309 acres included parts of the Allen estate and also the Hartman family estate. The Conservation Department built a dam on the creek and created Allen Lake, named in honor of George W. Allen. They named the property 'Hartman Creek State Fish Hatchery.'" (Submitted on August 10, 2014.) 

2. Raceway (aquaculture). Wikipedia entry. "A raceway is most often a rectangular canal with a water current flowing from a supply end to an exit end. The length to width ratio is important in raceways...." (Submitted on August 10, 2014.) 

3. Tiger muskellunge. Wikipedia
Fish Raceway image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 8, 2014
3. Fish Raceway
entry. "Trophy specimens weigh about 30 lb. Its main diet is fish and small birds." (Submitted on August 10, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Biking / Hiking Trail at Allen Lake image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 8, 2014
4. Biking / Hiking Trail at Allen Lake
Allen Lake is along the left side of the trail.
The marker can be seen along the right side of the trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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