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Historical Markers in Rusk County, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Rusk 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 Rusk County, WI (5) Barron County, WI (7) Chippewa County, WI (66) Price County, WI (7) Sawyer County, WI (9) Taylor County, WI (4) Washburn County, WI (3)  RuskCounty(5) Rusk County (5)  BarronCounty(7) Barron County (7)  ChippewaCounty(66) Chippewa County (66)  PriceCounty(7) Price County (7)  SawyerCounty(9) Sawyer County (9)  TaylorCounty(4) Taylor County (4)  WashburnCounty(3) Washburn County (3)
Ladysmith is the county seat for Rusk County
Adjacent to Rusk County, Wisconsin
      Barron County (7)  
      Chippewa County (66)  
      Price County (7)  
      Sawyer County (9)  
      Taylor County (4)  
      Washburn County (3)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Rusk County), Bruce — 444 — Apollonia
Originally called Verona Junction, this settlement was established at the intersection of the Chippewa River and Menomonie railway and the Soo Line railway. Like many Wisconsin communities, it was established as a railroad crossroads serving the . . . Map (db m45094) HM
2Wisconsin (Rusk County), Ladysmith — Old SmokyLadysmith, Wis.
Steam locomotive 1011 was donated to the City of Ladysmith by the Soo Line Railroad in 1961. The 2-8-2 "Mikado" locomotive was built in May 1920 by the American Locomotive Co. at its Brooks plant in Dunkirk, N.Y. It was the first of 23 Class L-2 and . . . Map (db m48395) HM
3Wisconsin (Rusk County), Ladysmith — Rusk County World War I Memorial
Rusk County "Greater love hath no man than this." 1917 - 1918Map (db m48325) HM
4Wisconsin (Rusk County), Ladysmith — Sweet 'Soo'
Locomotive 500-A, nicknamed Sweet 'Soo', was the first passenger diesel on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway ("Soo Line"). The 1,500 h.p. FP7 heavy passenger engine was built in November of 1949 by the Electro-Motive Division of . . . Map (db m55110) HM
5Wisconsin (Rusk County), Weyerhaeuser — 90 — Chippewa River & Menomonie Railway"Crooked, Rough and Muddy"
During the middle 1870's, when the great logging era of Northern Wisconsin was in its infancy, the Mississippi River Logging Company attempted to float pine logs down the Soft Maple and Potato Creeks to the Chippewa River but the streams were too . . . Map (db m45141) HM
 
 
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022