A steamboat which was run on the Chippewa River for many years during the last half of the 19th century.
Captain Scheckel was perhaps the best known pilot that ever put his hand to a wheel of a Chippewa River steamboat.
This park is named in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House" books which were awarded a medal in 1954 as "lasting contributions to children's literature." Laura Ingalls was born in a log cabin seven miles northwest of here Feb…
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