Namekagon River

Namekagon River (HMT68)

Location: Trego, Wisconsin, WI 54888 Washburn County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 54.323', W 91° 48.956'

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Here on the Great South Bend of the Namekagon was a natural camp-site, 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.

Erected 1968
HM NumberHMT68
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number162
Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 591840 N 5084216
Decimal Degrees45.90538333, -91.81593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 54.323', W 91° 48.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 54' 19.38" N, 91° 48' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 Lakeside Rd, Trego, Wisconsin WI 54888, US
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