Osceola Bluff

Osceola Bluff (HMBK5)

Location: Osceola, WI 54020 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 19.047', W 92° 42.514'

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For thousands of years, this limestone bluff has been an area landmark. Chippewa Indians camped here along the "ginseng trail" that stretched from Balsam Lake in Polk County to New Richmond in St. Croix County. Overlooking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the bluff is a resting place for resident Bald Eagles. White-tail deer walk its trails. Hepaticas, dogtooth violets and trillium grow in profusion. Pictured in this 1887 photo is the Soo Line dance pavilion that once stood on the bluff. The bluff is currently owned by the Village of Osceola.

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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.
HM NumberHMBK5
Placed ByWisconsin Heritage Tourism
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 522842 N 5018257
Decimal Degrees45.31745000, -92.70856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 19.047', W 92° 42.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 19' 2.82" N, 92° 42' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 Depot Rd, Osceola WI 54020, US
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