“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Sawyer County Wisconsin Historical Markers

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By Keith L, September 17, 2011
Court Oreilles Marker
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), Couderay — 39 — Court Oreilles
The area around Lac Court Oreilles has long been a favorite habitat of Indians because of the abundant game, fish, berries and wild rice. Radisson and Groseilliers were the first white men to visit this area (1659) and they found Ottawa Indians. . . . — Map (db m47318) HM
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), Hayward — 88 — Hayward and the "Big Mill"
Anthony Judson Hayward, 1835–1913, found this an ideal site for a water powered saw mill and organized the North Wisconsin Lumber Company to harvest the vast pine stands of the upper Namekagon. Their “Big Mill” was built beside the . . . — Map (db m47416) HM
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), Hayward — 50 — Namekagon - Court Oreilles Portage
Still visible here is the southeast terminus of the 2½ mile portage that linked the St. Croix and Chippewa River systems. Indians, explorers, missionaries and fur-traders all used this "carrying place" to move their birch bark canoes back and . . . — Map (db m47351) HM
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), Hayward — 567 — The Moose Lake Dam
The original dam, called the Goodrich Dam, was built by Jim Goodrich in 1878. It was used to raise the level of the Moose River to float logs during the spring log drives. Another dam, called the West Fork Dam, was built by John and Billy England in . . . — Map (db m147248) HM
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), New Post — 415 — The Chippewa Flowage
In 1921, the Federal Power Commission granted a license to the Wisconsin and Minnesota Power and Light Company for a dam construction on the Chippewa River. The dam was completed in 1923, and provided hydroelectric power and flood control to the . . . — Map (db m47403) HM
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), Reserve — 97 — Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard Groseilliers
These brothers-in-law during the winter of 1659-60 camped with the Ottawa Indians two miles upstream from this point on Lac Court Oreilles (meaning "Lake of the Short Ears" in French). Early French explorers called the Ottawa Indians "Court . . . — Map (db m47333) HM
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), Reserve — 426 — St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission
Lac Courte Oreilles remains one of the earliest Ojibway (Chippewa) Indian settlements in Wisconsin. In 1796 John Baptiste Corbine, a French-Canadian fur trader, arrived at Little Lac Courte Oreilles and established a trading post here in . . . — Map (db m23721) HM
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), Winter — 316 — John F. Deitz"Battle of Cameron Dam"
In 1904, John F. Deitz and his family purchased a farmstead on the Thornapple River about 2 miles south of here. Deitz soon discovered that Cameron Dam -- one of many logging dams on this important tributary of the Chippewa River -- lay on his . . . — Map (db m47454) HM
Wisconsin (Sawyer County), Winter — Winter Veterans Memorial
In memory of the men and women who have served, in war and peace, on the land, in the air, on the seas. [American Legion emblem] [Veterans of Foreign Wars emblem] Donated by Wright - Howard VFW Post 2495 . . . — Map (db m49653) HM

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