The Old Sawdust Pile

© Photographed May 22, 2015
Erected by Chippewa County Historical Society
Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
44.943211, -91.369696 (parking to access the marker)
44.939348, -91.375748 (marker location)

THE OLD
SAWDUST PILE
This sawdust deposit is a remnant of the huge pile of sawdust and shavings that accumulated between 1885 and 1911 from the finishing of millions of feet of white pine lumber in the Planing Mill located in the old lumbar yard (known as the "Flats"). A season's cut at the "Big Mill" ran toward 60,000,000 board feet.

The "Pile" provided sawdust and shavings for insulation of homes and worms for fishbait. There were times when first burned out-of-control [sic] in its depths.

This is considered "Hallowed Ground" by many who played here as youngsters between 1895 and 1950.
The marker is located on the course at Timber Terrace Golf Course, 1117 Pumphouse Road, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729. 

NOTE: The marker is located near Hole 4 on the golf course. You will need to get permission to walk to the marker location. Do not walk to the marker location without permission of Timber Terrace Golf Course. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the golf course parking lot to the marker location (see map below).

The marker is No. 19 is a series of historical markers erected by the Chippewa County Historical Society.


Looking back at the marker location,
with the Chippewa River in the distance.


The long walk back . . .

Getting closer . . .

The golf course map, showing the marker location.

An eagle flying overhead . . .

Finally, the club house is in view!

Check in at the clubhouse before going to the marker.
You will need to get permission to walk to the marker location.
Do not walk to the marker location without the permission
of Timber Terrace Golf Course
The marker is located at Timber Terrace Golf Course
in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

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