Paperjack Creek

Paperjack Creek (HM1BGV)

Location: New Richmond, WI 54017 St Croix County
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N 45° 6.653', W 92° 32.14'

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Wisconsin Heritage Tourism

By 1855, Paperjack Creek and the nearby Willow River had each attracted a few settlers. A rivalry developed between settlements but was resolved in 1858 when the village was platted at the Willow River site. It is thought that the unusual name for this creek came from an early settler, a rag dealer who lived on the banks of the creek. In those times a rag dealer was called a "paperjack". The greenway served as a cow pasture through most of the 1900's and now features native plantings and trails. The 1910 photograph shows Dr. Frank Epley's trout ponds that were northwest of this site on his hobby dairy farm, The Willows.

This is one of many interpretive signs in the Rivers, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
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HM NumberHM1BGV
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Placed ByThe Wisconsin Department of Tourism, in part
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 536525 N 4995373
Decimal Degrees45.11088333, -92.53566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 6.653', W 92° 32.14'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 6' 39.18" N, 92° 32' 8.40" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Heritage Dr, New Richmond WI 54017, US
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