The Brule-St. Croix Portage

© Photographed September 11, 2016
Erected 2004 by Claude Jean Allouez Chapter
and Rice Lake Chapter D.A.R.
Solon Springs, Douglas County, Wisconsin
46° 22.88′ N, 91° 46.573′ W
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Upper Lake St. Croix end of trail,
discovered 1680.

Indians, voyageurs, explorers,
missionaries, traders and pioneers travelled
this path from the waters of the
Great Lakes to those of the Mississippi.

To all who pass this way
this trail is dedicated.

This tablet was placed by
Claude Jean Allouez Chapter D.A.R. 1933
Rededicated by Rice Lake Chapter
5-057-WI D.A.R. 2004

The marker is located on northbound County Road A, between County Road P (to the north) and Jersett Road (to the south), Solon Springs, Wisconsin 54873.

NOTE: This marker is easy to miss -- look for turnout for the Brule-St. Croix Portage marker, directly across the highway (see photo below).

Wisconsin DNR: Brule River State Forest History and Features

National Park Service: The Brule Portage Trail

Portage Trail Travelers: Historic Portage Trail and Brule Bog Boardwalk


 With the referenced portage trail to the left.

 Sign at the trailhead.

 Looking north along South County Road A.

 Beautiful Felicia Daisies at the marker location.

 An eagle arrived during my visit.

This marker is easy to miss; look for turnout for the
Brule-St. Croix Portage marker, directly across the highway.

 The marker is located inside the Brule River State Forest.

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