Rustic Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 45° 22.068 W 090° 08.553
15T E 723764 N 5027782
Quick Description: Rustic Road Marker on Hwy 102, 5 mi. NE of Rib Lake.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2008 4:39:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM4DN8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 28

Long Description:
This historical marker commemorates the first official Rustic Road in Wisconsin following state legislation authorizing the maintenance and identification of scenic roadways under the State Rustic Roads Board of the Department of Transportation. With its dedication September 27, 1975, this road became one of the first roads in the nation to be preserved for its rustic and scenic characteristics.

Rustic Road Number One winds for approximately five miles from this site, through outstanding forested glacial topography. When originally laid out as a town road in 1895, the surveyors attempted to follow surveyed section liens, but the road had to be curved around the numerous lakes it encountered.

The road has been witness to the cutting of the original pine and hardwood forest, the collection of hemlock bark for a now-defunct tanning industry, and the creation and later abandonment of dairy farms.

Rustic Road Number One is intended by the Rustic Roads Board to be the first of a state-wide network of Rustic Roads maintained for "unhurried, quiet and leisurely enjoyment".

Erected 1976
County: Taylor

Location: Other

MarkerID: 232

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