“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Clickable Map of Sawyer County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Sawyer County, WI (9) Ashland County, WI (19) Barron County, WI (7) Bayfield County, WI (22) Douglas County, WI (22) Price County, WI (7) Rusk County, WI (5) Washburn County, WI (3)  SawyerCounty(9) Sawyer County (9)  AshlandCounty(19) Ashland County (19)  BarronCounty(7) Barron County (7)  BayfieldCounty(22) Bayfield County (22)  DouglasCounty(22) Douglas County (22)  PriceCounty(7) Price County (7)  RuskCounty(5) Rusk County (5)  WashburnCounty(3) Washburn County (3)
Hayward is the county seat for Sawyer County
Adjacent to Sawyer County, Wisconsin
      Ashland County (19)  
      Barron County (7)  
      Bayfield County (22)  
      Douglas County (22)  
      Price County (7)  
      Rusk County (5)  
      Washburn County (3)  
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1Wisconsin, Sawyer County, Couderay — 39 — Court Oreilles
On State Highway 27 / 70 at Valesh Street, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 27 / 70.
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
2Wisconsin, Sawyer County, Hayward — 88 — Hayward and the "Big Mill"
On State Highway 27 at Bay Avenue, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 27.
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
3Wisconsin, Sawyer County, Hayward — 50 — Namekagon - Court Oreilles Portage
On State Highway 27 north of North Portage Terrace, on the right when traveling south.
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
4Wisconsin, Sawyer County, Hayward — 567 — The Moose Lake Dam
On North Louies Landing Road, 0.2 miles south of West Pine Point Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
5Wisconsin, Sawyer County, New Post — 415 — The Chippewa Flowage
On County Road CC, 2.7 miles north of Flowage Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
6Wisconsin, Sawyer County, Reserve — 97 — Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard Groseilliers
On State Highway 27 / 70 at Reserve Road, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 27 / 70.
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
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7Wisconsin, Sawyer County, Reserve — 426 — St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission
On County Highway E at Mission Road, on the right when traveling north on County Highway E.
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
8Wisconsin, Sawyer County, Winter — 316 — John F. Deitz"Battle of Cameron Dam"
On County Highway W, 1.6 miles east of Tower Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
9Wisconsin, Sawyer County, Winter — Winter Veterans Memorial
Near North Cemetery Road north of Le Boef Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
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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Mar. 29, 2023