Badger State Lumber CompanyThis site is near the location of the first sawmill called the "Blue Mills" built just north of Lake Hallie, built over a two year period 1842-1843 by Steven McCann and the brothers Simon and George Randall. In 1867 it was sold to T.S. Schoefield. The flood of 1870 destroyed the mill and dam, and the property was sold to H. Clay Williams and John Barron who replaced the mill and dam and were able to saw 40,000 feet per day. They operated under the name of "Badger Mills". Williams sold his share to Barron, who later built a flume from the Chippewa River to Lake Hallie which allowed him to use the lake as a safe storage pond. Logs were raised over the river bank to the flume by what was called a "dog cart".
|Placed By||The Chippewa County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 622314 N 4971227|
|Decimal Degrees||44.88396667, -91.45121667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 53.038', W 91° 27.073'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 53' 2.28" N, 91° 27' 4.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2910 109th St, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, US|
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