Iron County Heritage AreaThe Turtle Flambeau Flowage was born in 1926, when the Chippewa and Flambeau Improvement Company built a dam on the Flambeau River, downstream from its confluence with the Turtle River improving its usefulness for power-generating and papermaking downstream. After the dam's construction, the water rose gradually for several years, until settling into roughly its current footprint in the early 1930s. Most of the land surrounding the Flowage was owned by the Improvement Company until 1991, when it was purchased by the State of Wisconsin. Until 1931, there were no roads between Mercer and this side of the Flowage making business nearly impossible for the resorts. Those that had been on lakes prior to the creation of the flowage were drowned out of existence.
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|Placed By||Wisconsin Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 713514 N 5105917|
|Decimal Degrees||46.07346667, -90.23886667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 4.408', W 90° 14.332'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 4' 24.48" N, 90° 14' 19.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 400-448 Flambeau Dam Rd, Butternut WI 54514, US|
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