— Great River Road Minnesota —This was once one of the busiest stretches on the Upper Mississippi River. Between 1830 and 1915, lumber companies in western Wisconsin floated millions of pine logs and pieces of cut lumber down the Chippewa River, which enters the Mississippi opposite this point. Once in the larger river, the logs and lumber were assembled into huge rafts and floated downstream to mills in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Some rafts contained up to 10 million board feet of lumber - enough to build 500 houses. The largest raft ever recorded, in 1869, covered 1.2 hectares (3 acres).
|Placed By||Minnesota Department of Natural Resource Great River Road marker program|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 571059 N 4917812|
|Decimal Degrees||44.41011667, -92.10751667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 24.607', W 92° 6.451'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 24' 36.42" N, 92° 6' 27.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200 Hince Dr, Reads Landing MN 55968, US|
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