Chippewa Valley White Pine

Chippewa Valley White Pine (HMOV)

Location: Menomonie, WI 54751 Dunn County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 54.403', W 91° 54.435'

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Here and northeast of here lies the vast Chippewa Valley. At the start of lumbering in Wisconsin it held one-sixth of the nation's white pine. Surveyors estimated the total pine stand in the state at 136 billion board feet of prime lumber. Lumbermen considered the supply inexhaustible.

Chippewa Valley white pine helped build the homes and cities of the corn belt, the great plains, Chicago after its fire. This valley made strong men, record log jams, tall tales, and prosperous cities, all while wast?ing 60 per cent of its pine in stumps, slashing, culls, sawdust, slabs, and fires. The harvest here that began in 1838 with 5-foot diameter trunks 160 feet high ended 80 years later taking 5-inch logs.
Today the Chippewa Valley is green again with farms and pine. Reforestation began before 1920. Early plantings are now merchantable timber. In time the Chippewa Valley will again stand with mature pine.
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HM NumberHMOV
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number199
Year Placed1973
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 586265 N 4973168
Decimal Degrees44.90671667, -91.90725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.403', W 91° 54.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 24.18" N, 91° 54' 26.10" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5517 I-94, Menomonie WI 54751, US
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