Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries

Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries (HMS)

Location: Stevens Point, WI 54481 Portage County
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N 44° 31.41', W 89° 35.298'

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This plaque commemorates the pioneers who established Stevens Point during the 1840's, 50's and 60's. Community life centered here at the foot of Main Street where supplies were transshipped from wagon to boat for the trip north to lumber camps. Piers and booms held logs for local sawmills, and lumber rafts were outfitted for the trip down the Wisconsin. Stagecoaches stopped at nearby inns and freight wagons unloaded wares at the village stores. Here sawmill whine and scent of fresh cut pine were ever present, for lumber was the life-blood of this pioneer town.
HM NumberHMS
Marker Number85
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe Portage County Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 294317 N 4933278
Decimal Degrees44.52350000, -89.58830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 31.41', W 89° 35.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 31' 24.60" N, 89° 35' 17.88" W
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Area Code(s)715, 534
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Crosby Ave, Stevens Point WI 54481, US
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