Nicolet National Forest

Nicolet National Forest (HMO2F)

Location: Three Lakes, WI 54562 Oneida County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 51.079', W 89° 3.174'

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You are in the original Oneida Purchase Unit that marked the beginning of Nicolet National Forest. The first tract of land, acquired from the Thunder Lake Lumber Company in 1928, contained 12,940 acres. Today there are 640,000 acres rich in scenic, recreational, historical and economic resources.

Under the multiple-use management program of the United States Forest Service, the forest offers resources for industry and a wide variety of recreation. Thousands of acres whose trees were removed through logging or were ravaged by fire were reforested by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's.

The Nicolet National Forest is named in honor of Jean Nicolet, who in 1634 was the first white man known to have traveled into what is now Wisconsin.

Erected 1962
HM NumberHMO2F
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number117
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 340614 N 5079577
Decimal Degrees45.85131667, -89.05290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 51.079', W 89° 3.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 51' 4.74" N, 89° 3' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8199 Co Rd 2178, Three Lakes WI 54562, US
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