THE BRULE RIVER
The Brule River has served as a passageway between Lake Superior and the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers for many centuries. The Indians traveled this route long before the first white men. DuLhut, passed through in June of 1680.A few of the better known explorers, voyageurs, traders and missionaries who passed this way were John Carver (1767); [sic] Jean Baptista Cadotta (1780); [sic] Henry Schoolcraft (1832); [sic] and Pierre LaSueur (1863). The upstream journey was difficult as the canoes were poled against the current and the rapids were portaged.The river was also used to float logs downstream to a sawmill during the 1890's.In 1907 the Brule River State Forest was established along the entire length of this river to protect this priceless wilderness heritage.
Wisconsin DNR: Brule River State Forest
This lovely video begins at the landing at the marker location.