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Historical Markers in Washburn County, Wisconsin

 
Clickable Map of Washburn 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 Washburn County, WI (3) Barron County, WI (7) Bayfield County, WI (21) Burnett County, WI (5) Douglas County, WI (22) Rusk County, WI (5) Sawyer County, WI (9)  WashburnCounty(3) Washburn County (3)  BarronCounty(7) Barron County (7)  BayfieldCounty(21) Bayfield County (21)  BurnettCounty(5) Burnett County (5)  DouglasCounty(22) Douglas County (22)  RuskCounty(5) Rusk County (5)  SawyerCounty(9) Sawyer County (9)
Shell Lake is the county seat for Washburn County
Adjacent to Washburn County, Wisconsin
      Barron County (7)  
      Bayfield County (21)  
      Burnett County (5)  
      Douglas County (22)  
      Rusk County (5)  
      Sawyer County (9)  
 
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1Wisconsin (Washburn County), Spooner — Spooner and The Railroad
Development of the rail lines in this area was begun in 1871 from Hudson, Wis., by the North Wisconsin Railroad Co., and completed by the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha RR Co. to Ashland, Superior, and Eau Claire by 1890. The Chicago & . . . Map (db m44524) HM
2Wisconsin (Washburn County), Spooner — 164 — Yellow River
The Yellow River was called the "River Jaune" by early French explorers because of the bright yellow sand on the bottom of Yellow Lake through which it flows. Located in the heart of the "Folle Avoine," or wild rice country, it was one of the first . . . Map (db m43456) HM
3Wisconsin (Washburn County), Trego — 162 — Namekagon River
Here on the Great South Bend of the Namekagon was a natural camp-site, home of a band of Chippewa Indians and long used by explorers, missionaries, and fur-traders traveling the Namekagon route between the St. Croix and Chippewa rivers. In . . . Map (db m201017) HM
 
 
  
  
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022