Historic Fifield

Historic Fifield (HMVS9)

Location: Fifield, WI 54524 Price County
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N 45° 52.764', W 90° 25.032'

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At this site on the South Fork of the Flambeau River was a sorting pond where logs were separated by logging company brand marks. By unleashing a wall of water 20 miles upstream at the Round Lake Logging Dam, loggers flushed millions of logs to mills here and along the Chippewa and Mississippi rivers. Fifield, established in 1876 and named after Lt. Governor Fifield, was the social, business, and religious center of Price County. Its influence dwindled after an 1893 fire destroyed Fifield's business district. Homesteaders settled the nearby cutover, fire-scarred lands, but were generally unsuccessful at farming due to poor soil, short growing season, and the distance to markets. Taxes mostly went unpaid, and the return of these lands to the government, sparked the creation of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in 1933. These lands now contain vast forests, scenic areas, lakes, and rivers. Today, Fifield's economy depends upon natural resources and tourism.

Erected 2005
Wisconsin Historical Society
HM NumberHMVS9
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number495
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 700424 N 5083892
Decimal Degrees45.87940000, -90.41720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 52.764', W 90° 25.032'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 52' 45.84" N, 90° 25' 1.92" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225-229 Willow Ave, Fifield WI 54524, US
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