The Mills

The Mills (HMBHH)

Location: Osceola, WI 54020 Polk County
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N 45° 19.162', W 92° 42.368'

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By 1845, the first sawmill was erected in Osceola. It stood two stories high and was capable of cutting 10,000 board feet every 24 hours. Approximately 35 million board feet were cut during its existence. It was located on Osceola Creek near the shores of the St. Croix River. In the fall of 1853, the first wheat raised in Polk County was ground in the Kent Brothers' new gristmill. The mill built above Cascade Falls, stood four stories tall and was propelled by an overshot wheel driven by water. It was the oldest mill still in operation in Polk County when it was destroyed by fire on the morning of July 5, 1880. Remnants of the mill still remain today.

Rivers, Rails & Trails

This is one of many interpretive signs in the River, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Placed ByWisconsin Heritage Tourism
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 523032 N 5018470
Decimal Degrees45.31936667, -92.70613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 19.162', W 92° 42.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 19' 9.72" N, 92° 42' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 N Cascade St, Osceola WI 54020, US
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