Namekagon River
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 45° 54.327 W 091° 48.955
15T E 591842 N 5084224
Quick Description: Namekagon River Marker near the jct. of Hwys 53 & 63 in Trego
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2007 1:05:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WK7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 29

Long Description:
Here on the Great South Bend of the Namekagon was a natural campsite, 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 1767 Jonathan Carver passed this way, downstream on his way from Prairie du Chien to Lake Superior via the Namekagon, St. Croix and Brule rivers. Henry Schoolcraft passed here in 1831 enroute from Lake Superior to the St. Croix.
During the 1870's, ox teams hauled logging supplies on the tote road from Stillwater to Veazie Settlement, located two miles up river where the great Veazie Dam impounded water for log drives down the Namekagon to Stillwater.
County: Washburn

Location: Other

MarkerID: 162

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