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Historical Markers in Barron County, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Barron County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Barron County, WI (7) Burnett County, WI (5) Chippewa County, WI (66) Dunn County, WI (17) Polk County, WI (18) Rusk County, WI (5) Sawyer County, WI (9) St. Croix County, WI (27) Washburn County, WI (3)  BarronCounty(7) Barron County (7)  BurnettCounty(5) Burnett County (5)  ChippewaCounty(66) Chippewa County (66)  DunnCounty(17) Dunn County (17)  PolkCounty(18) Polk County (18)  RuskCounty(5) Rusk County (5)  SawyerCounty(9) Sawyer County (9)  St.CroixCounty(27) St. Croix County (27)  WashburnCounty(3) Washburn County (3)
Barron is the county seat for Barron County
Adjacent to Barron County, Wisconsin
      Burnett County (5)  
      Chippewa County (66)  
      Dunn County (17)  
      Polk County (18)  
      Rusk County (5)  
      Sawyer County (9)  
      St. Croix County (27)  
      Washburn County (3)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Barron County), Chetek — 218 — Pine Was King
Vast forests of virgin white pine were the treasure which brought the first wave of white settlers to Northern Wisconsin. The farms came later, but for half a century the forests were local history. In 1847, the Knapp, Stout & Co. purchased . . . Map (db m45069) HM
2Wisconsin (Barron County), Dobie — 469 — Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
The congregation for this church traces its roots back to 1870 when people first held services in their homes in what was originally called Stanfold. This community later became Dobie. Their first Catholic church was built in 1876 but was destroyed . . . Map (db m45151) HM
3Wisconsin (Barron County), Rice Lake — Lentz Steam Engine
The steam engine was a unique part of the industrial history of America’s heartland. Engines, such as this one, provided the power to generate electricity and run machines in hundreds of factories and municipalities throughout the world. This . . . Map (db m130998) HM
4Wisconsin (Barron County), Rice Lake — Logging and Lumbering in the Rice Lake AreaA Chronology
1831 Henry Schoolcraft, Indian agent from Sault St. Marie, MI travels down the Red Cedar River to Rice Lake and held council with the Chippewa Indians at this approximate site. 1847 The Knapp Stout Co. purchased thousands of acres of . . . Map (db m161500) HM
5Wisconsin (Barron County), Rice Lake — Rice Lake, a City Built of LumberA Chronology
1901 The Knapp Stout era was over. The Knapp Stout holdings were sold to the Rice Lake Lumber Company, which later was known as the largest hardwood mill in the country. 1906 The Rice Lake Excelsior Co. arrived on the scene in its present . . . Map (db m161666) HM
6Wisconsin (Barron County), Rice Lake — The Mystery of the Concrete Pillars
To quote from the Rice Lake Chronotype, September 30, 1920: ”Extensive improvements are being made at the yards of the Park Falls Lbr. Co. in this city. Monday Cyrille Mercer and a crew of carpenters began working at erecting a monorail . . . Map (db m120496) HM
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7Wisconsin (Barron County), Rice Lake — 598 — The Tuscobia Trail
The Tuscobia State Trail represents the history of the railroad in the development of northern Wisconsin. The route was first conceived as a rail line in 1899, but construction did not end until 1914. The Chicago and North Western Railroad ran on . . . Map (db m199897) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022