Heritage Stories

Obscure Stories of the Oldest European Settlement on the Upper St. Croix

The Gordon Historical Society building was originally a fur post storehouse.

Northern Wisconsin town got its start as an Ojibwe village.

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"I bring you beauty from the river"

Time and water

A poet in the 1920s wrote verses about the St. Croix River that still ring true one calm August afternoon.

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Arcola Mills to re-open to the public — volunteers needed

The main house, built in 1847.

The historic site will be open for the second fall in a row this year and citizens are needed to help make it happen.

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Travel back to 1802 at the Fur Trade Rendezvous this weekend in Danbury

Forts Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous

Families are welcome at Forts Folle Avoine’s annual encampment July 27-29 to experience the life of St. Croix River region voyageurs.

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Wolf Creek settlement was once crucial to St. Croix River transportation


The little village was once important for moving supplies past the rapids above St. Croix Falls, WI.

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Heritage Initiative workshops finished, effort begins to identify important stories

Washington County Heritage Discovery Workshop - Stillwater

The final Heritage Discovery Workshops were held this month, and the Heritage Initiative will now take the information collected and start planning Heritage Summits for this fall.

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