River of Pine

River of Pine (HM27V7)

Location: Stillwater, MN 55082 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 8.273', W 92° 45.076'

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How do you move millions of logs harvested from the forests of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin? Rely on a river. From 1839 to 1914, the St. Croix was a crucial link between logging areas and markets.

Arcola witnessed this great movement of timber. Each spring, the river swelled with pine, isolating the village as boat traffic came to a standstill. Workers focused on pulling logs off the St. Croix to cut at the Arcola mill. The rest of the timber floated another four miles downstream to the St. Croix Boom-the main processing point for sorting, measuring, and determining ownership. From there, logs were transported to Stillwater mills or fashioned into rafts and sent south to Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
HM NumberHM27V7
Placed BySt. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Arcola Mills Historic Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 519556 N 4998297
Decimal Degrees45.13788333, -92.75126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 8.273', W 92° 45.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 8' 16.38" N, 92° 45' 4.56" W
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Area Code(s)952, 651, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12887 Arcola Trail N, Stillwater MN 55082, US
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