Yellow River
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 45° 49.259 W 091° 51.909
15T E 588156 N 5074783
Quick Description: Yellow River Marker on Hwy 70, E. of Spooner
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2007 8:26:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WHA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 66

Long Description:
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 tributaries of the St. Croix to be occupied by the Chippewa who (ca. 1700) in bloody battles drove out the Sioux and established permanent village on Clam and Yellow Lakes.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, rival fur-traders for the Northwestern and XY Companies competed fiercely with rum, trade good and credit for the fur-trade of he Yellow River, Namekagon, Clam and St. Croix bands of Chippewa Indians.
Indian mounds indicate the residences of aboriginal Indians (ca. 300 A.D.) along the Yellow and on Spooner Lake, two miles northeast of here. Succeeding the Sioux, the Chippewa maintained permanent villages on this lake from the early eighteenth to the early twentieth century.
County: Washburn

Location: Other

MarkerID: 164

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