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Devils Lake Vista Subcontinental Divide Marker image, Touch for more information
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
Devils Lake Vista Subcontinental Divide Marker
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Boulder Junction — Devils Lake Vista Subcontinental Divide
Devils Lake, seen here, is a glacial pot-hole on top of a sub-continental divide, waters on its northeast side flow north via the Ontonagon River to Lake Superior and thence east to the Atlantic, while waters on its south side flow via High Lake and . . . — Map (db m36047) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Boulder Junction — 34 — First Forest Patrol Flight
First Forest Patrol Flight was made from Trout Lake by Jack Vilas June 29, 1915. Vilas was commissioned "Official Aviator" by the Wisconsin State Board of Forestry (now Wisconsin Conservation Department) and on his own request received . . . — Map (db m35999) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Boulder Junction — 123 — Forest RestorationThe Beginning
This place on Trout Lake was selected by E. M. Griffith, Wisconsin's first State Forester, as the headquarters for the program in forest restoration of the State Board of Forestry. Early in 1911, a civil service examination was given . . . — Map (db m36008) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Lac du Flambeau — Government Boarding School Boys Dormitory
Listed on the National and Tribal Registers of Historic Places for its National Significance in representing the Government Boarding Schools and their impact on Indigenous Nations. Restoration and rehabilitation of the Boy’s Dormitory, circa . . . — Map (db m59569) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Lac du Flambeau — 58 — Lac du Flambeau
Lac du Flambeau (Lake of Torches) has been a permanent settlement of the Chippewa Indian Nation since about 1745, when Chief Sharpened Stone led his band to this lake. Nearby lakes furnished a fine setting for Indian life, with wild rice in . . . — Map (db m36009) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Lac du Flambeau — Veterans Memorial
In Memoriam. To all who served America in time of need. — Map (db m36091) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Land O' Lakes — 94 — Lac Vieux Desert
Here rises the Wisconsin River. Many feet have trod this spot in many kinds of shoes from moccasins of French traders and Indians, boots of loggers, early settlers and the Army to sport shoes of today's tourists. This procession began before . . . — Map (db m35901) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Land O' Lakes — 82 — Thirty-Second Division Memorial Highway
The 32nd Division was organized in 1917. Originally it was made up of National Guardsmen from Wisconsin and Michigan. World War I: Fought in Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, and Meuse-Argonne Offensives. Vanquished 23 German Divisions. Served . . . — Map (db m35888) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Land O' Lakes — 21 — Wisconsin River Headwaters
About two miles east of here, the Wisconsin River has its source in Lac Vieux Desert. Several spellings and meanings were given to the name of the stream in early days. The Algonquian "Wees-konsan" means "the gathering of the waters." The Winnebago . . . — Map (db m35791) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Land O'Lakes — Wendy Lansbach Boglioli
At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada Wendy was a member of the women’s team that won a Gold Medal for the United States while setting a new World, Olympic, and American Record in the Free Style Relay. Wendy, daughter of Eber and Mary Ellen . . . — Map (db m45201) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Manitowish Waters — River Rats & Peavey Men
Logger Language Bateaux: Large canoes used by river crews (pictured above left). Beat: A stretch of river worked by a crew. Dry Roll: Moving logs stranded after flood waters have receded. Peavey Men: Loggers who worked river drives . . . — Map (db m62124) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Manitowish Waters — The Rest Lake Dam Story
The year 1887 was a busy one on this stretch of the Manitowish River The state government authorized “improvements in the north fork of the Flambeau River for log driving purposes”. A new dam was constructed just upstream from this spot . . . — Map (db m62123) HM
Wisconsin (Vilas County), Sayner — 212 — Snowmobile
Wisconsinites experimented with over-snow vehicles before 1900, trying bicycles on runners with gripping fins, steam-propelled sleighs and later Model T Fords converted with rear tractor treads and skis in front. In the first races held near Three . . . — Map (db m35948) HM

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