Take a trip with northern Wisconsin YouTube channel rlove4outdoors as they hike into the 1853 “Coppermine Dam” on the upper St. Croix River. The narrator explains how to find it, and some of the history of the dam’s construction.
The dam is located just a few miles below the Gordon Dam, the official start of the National Park Service-managed stretch of the St. Croix River.
The dam was used during the logging era to hold a pond for logs, and then the water was released to carry the timber downstream. The narrator also explains that the dam got its name from copper ore discovered about a mile away, but three shafts failed to find a profitable deposit. Watch the video for more history and scenery. Thanks to rlove4outdoors for taking us along!
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