Kirk A. Straseskie
Mathew E. Schram
Dan H. Gabrielson
Paul J. Sturino
Rachel K. Bosveld
Jeremy L. Wolfe
Eugene A Uhl III
Warren S. Hansen
Christopher J. Splinter
Robert J. Cook
Nichole M. . . . — — Map (db m61004) WM
From early Indian days the St. Croix River and the Brule River, reached by a two mile portage, formed a waterway connecting Lake Superior with the Mississippi River.
The first white man to travel the Brule-St. Croix route was the French . . . — — Map (db m2161) HM
The bluff you stand on now is a product of the large volume of meltwater flowing from the Laurentide Ice Sheet which greatly altered the landscape of Wisconsin. As a result, the landscape of the area during the last part of the Wisconsin . . . — — Map (db m237321) HM
Anyone spending time along the St. Croix River has a good chance of spotting a bald eagle. With their white heads and tails and six to eight foot wingspans, these powerful birds of prey are distinctive and dwarf most other raptors.
Eagles thrive . . . — — Map (db m148103) HM
The loop trail crossing the St. Croix River over the Stillwater Lift Bridge.
Photo by Ryan Haugland
Look for this dividing line marker on both bridges!
Stillwater Lift Bridge
Construction on the lift bridge . . . — — Map (db m236029) HM
People are not the only creatures that travel over and along the St. Croix River. In the sky or underwater, wildlife is on the move around you. The St. Croix River is an important migration corridor, used by animals every day, at night, and with the . . . — — Map (db m148104)
To the Dakota and Ojibwe, life depended on their skills in using the natural resources. They made their own clothing, built their own homes, made their own tools and gathered or hunted for their food. The Ojibwe and Dakota were semi-nomadic . . . — — Map (db m234794) HM
At the time of settlement by European immigrants in the mid-1800s, significant portions of western Wisconsin were covered by expanses of open grassland. The land was called "prairie" by early French settlers who could think of no other way to . . . — — Map (db m233786) HM
All of the land seen from this bridge and beyond is part of millions of acres ceded under an 1837 treaty between Ojibwe and Dakota bands and the United States government. The acreage contained vast tracts of the prized white pine that grew north of . . . — — Map (db m233476) HM
Wisconsin, which is often called The Badger State, became a state in 1848. Over the years the State Legislature has adopted many state symbols. Here are some prominent and interesting Wisconsin symbols from the St. Croix Valley.
State Motto: . . . — — Map (db m233533) HM
This Italianite structure at 112 Walnut Street is one of the oldest commercial sites in Hudson. The pre-Civil War Building first housed a dry goods store and later a harness and leather shop. At one time the property was owned by Jesse Grant of . . . — — Map (db m165714) HM
Nicholas and Hely Schwalen were among the first farmers in St. Croix County. They emigrated from Honsfeld, Prussia, in present day German-speaking Belgium. The brothers arrived in Racine, Wisconsin in 1848 and steadfastly worked their way to St. . . . — — Map (db m46122) HM
The original interstate toll bridge which spanned the St. Croix River was officially opened for traffic June 14, 1913. It was privately owned by the St. Croix Bridge Company until 1917, when it became city property. For more than 35 years, it was . . . — — Map (db m43954) HM
In the summer of 1910, about two miles south of Hudson on the Wisconsin shore of the St. Croix River, 85 boys and several adults held an experimental week of camp to try out a new youth program called "Boy Scouts". This first Scouting camp in . . . — — Map (db m38305) HM
Built by Marcus Sears and Katherine Johnston Bell in 1884, the house was only owned by one other family. Ed and Catherine (Kate) Hickey Tierney bought the farm in 1910. The farmhouse, barn, and granary are now on the National Register of Historic . . . — — Map (db m158100) HM
This log building was originally used as a barn. At the Heritage Center, it is being used as a combination blacksmith and carpenter shop. The log barn was donated to the Center by Agnes and Anthony Tamoshaitis in memory of Agnes' parents, Albert . . . — — Map (db m158097) HM
St. Croix County was once dotted with one-room country schoolhouses, all of which have been razed or converted to other uses. Camp Nine School, which was located near Glenwood City, Wisconsin, was one of the last which could still be salvaged. The . . . — — Map (db m158099) HM
John Doar was born on December 3, 1921 and lived just west of here at 510 West First Street with his parents, William Thomas Doar, Sr. and Mary Frances (May) Doar, and his older brother, William Thomas Doar, Jr. (Tom).
As boys, John and Tom . . . — — Map (db m147373) HM
During his years in the Civil Rights Division, John was involved in many of the most important challenges of the civil rights struggle. As the lead person in the South for the federal government, he was called the "law-bringer south of the . . . — — Map (db m147399) HM
John prosecuted two important civil rights cases involving murder. In 1965, he led the successful prosecution of the members of Ku Klux Klan who had participated in the murder of Viola Liuzzo who was killed in the hours after the Selma march.
In . . . — — Map (db m147400) HM
This German Evangelical Church was built in 1890. At that time every church had its cemetery. This small collection of gravestones represents our Heritage Center Church Cemetery. The stones are all from New Richmond. The tall memorial marker for . . . — — Map (db m158278) HM
A search for a small, classic, wooden church with three side windows and a bell tower, the type built by pioneers as they pushed west, took Heritage Center volunteers several years. The perfect church was finally located in South Superior, . . . — — Map (db m158277) HM
John Doar was born December 3, 1921, in Minneapolis and grew up in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He graduated from Princeton University and received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. John returned to New Richmond in 1950 to . . . — — Map (db m147256) HM
In the years following the impeachment inquiry, John practiced law in New York and around the country. He frequently returned to New Richmond and, along with his brother Tom, contributed to the life of New Richmond in many ways.
In May of 2012, . . . — — Map (db m147402) HM
The New Richmond Cyclone of 1899 remains the most disastrous tornado recorded in Wisconsin history. On the hot summer evening of June 12, with little warning and amazing force, a tornado swept through the thriving agricultural community of . . . — — Map (db m21276) HM
The Italianate style farmhouse was built in 1884 by Marcus Sears Bell, an early developer in new Richmond. He gave up his post as village president when he moved outside of the village to breed prize-winning cattle at this farm. In 1910 the Tierney . . . — — Map (db m69570) HM
In 1967, John left the Civil Rights Division to move to New York to lead an anti-poverty program begun by Sen. Robert Kennedy in Bedford Stuyvesant, a poor neighborhood in the center of Brooklyn.
During his first years in Brooklyn, he also . . . — — Map (db m147401) HM
The Northside House was built in two stages, the taller section in 1890 by August Anderson and his brother-in-law John Arnquist. In 1894, August and his wife Mary built an addition. It has been named the Northside House by the New Richmond . . . — — Map (db m158256) HM
By 1855, Paperjack Creek and the nearby Willow River had each attracted a few settlers. A rivalry developed between settlements but was resolved in 1858 when the village was platted at the Willow River site. It is thought that the unusual name for . . . — — Map (db m69571) HM
After going east for college and west for law school, and serving in the Army Air Corps, John came home to New Richmond in 1950 to practice law with his father, brother Tom and cousin Warren.
In July 1960, John left New Richmond to move to . . . — — Map (db m147374) HM
Located on County Road F east of Deronda, the town of Ubet essentially no longer exists. In 1910 the town consisted of a blacksmith shop, warehouse, creamery, shoe repair shop, post office, horse stable, ice house, general store and feed mill. . . . — — Map (db m158098) HM
"Bill" Nye, journalist, lecturer, author, and humorist, grew to manhood in this quiet valley of the Kinnickinnic, which flows southwesterly through River Falls. The tall-tales of frontier humor were popular regionally before 1860. Samuel Clemens . . . — — Map (db m9860) HM