The Chippewa Flowage

The Chippewa Flowage (HMVWU)

Location: Hayward, WI 54843 Sawyer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 55.945', W 91° 11.315'

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In 1921, the Federal Power Commission granted a license to the Wisconsin and Minnesota Power and Light Company for a dam construction on the Chippewa River. The dam was completed in 1923, and provided hydroelectric power and flood control to the area, creating a 15,300 acre reservoir with 233 miles of shoreline. Known as the Chippewa Flowage, this watery area with about two hundred islands has become one of Wisconsin's largest inland lakes. Homeland to the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of the Chippewa Indians, the Band never approved of the creation of the Chippewa Flowage and lost their "Post" village, burial grounds, and wild rice beds to the newly created lake. The power company relocated the people to a new village named "New Post" along the shores of the lake. Today, this area of spectacular natural scenery attracts not only many nature lovers, but thousands of anglers to the abundant fishing waters.

Erected 1998
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number415
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 640432 N 5088133
Decimal Degrees45.93241667, -91.18858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 55.945', W 91° 11.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 55' 56.70" N, 91° 11' 18.90" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-798 Co Hwy CC, Hayward WI 54843, US
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