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1980 Ekdall Church Fire Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 12, 2013
1980 Ekdall Church Fire Marker
Wisconsin (Burnett County), Grantsburg — 1980 Ekdall Church Fire
The weather on April 21, 1980 was unseasonably hot and dry. On that day a temperature of 91 degrees combined with a humidity of 18 percent to set the stage for a catastrophic fire. At approximately 12:20 pm. that sweltering afternoon, the historic . . . — Map (db m68642) HM
Wisconsin (Burnett County), Grantsburg — Canute Anderson Father of Burnett County April 14, 1830 - July 31, 1893
Canute Anderson was born Canute Ingverson Eggum in Laerdal, Norway. He arrived in the Grantsburg area in 1854, establishing a stopping place and trading post where the buildings southeast of this marker stand. Opening the first post office in his . . . — Map (db m68715) HM
Wisconsin (Burnett County), Grantsburg — 241 — Crex Meadows
During the last Wisconsin glaciation the advance of the Grantsburg sublobe blocked drainage, resulting in the formation of Glacial Lake Grantsburg. Natural succession eventually formed the extensive peat marshes known today as Crex Meadows. Prior . . . — Map (db m68641) HM
Wisconsin (Burnett County), Grantsburg — Governor Knowles State Forest
The St. Croix River winds its way through wild and scenic countryside from its origin in a Spruce-Tamarack swamp near Upper St. Croix Lake. The waters of the Namekagon join the St. Croix 45 miles upstream from this sign. The river system varies from . . . — Map (db m44547) HM
Wisconsin (Burnett County), Siren — Burnett County Tornado Memorial
On Monday, June 18, 2001, at 8:20 p.m. an F3 tornado with gale-force winds of over 200 miles per hour blew through southern Burnett County and eastern Washburn County leaving in its wake a path of destruction through the townships of Bashaw, . . . — Map (db m43504) HM

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