Roddis Line: Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930)

Photographed June 20, 2015
Mercer (Butternut), Iron County, Wisconsin
46° 4.914′ N, 90° 16.26′ W
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RODDIS LINE: NELSON CAMP 1 (1925-1930)
Large, heavy cable remains from the pulley system (called a jammer), used to load the logs from the landing into the rail cars. Stove parts, railroad ties, a wash tub and glass bottles suggest a long term camp with railroad connections.

Artifacts are an important part of an archaeological site. The artifacts here have no monetary value but contain valuable information. They have been left here to show you how archaeologists interpret that information. Please do not dig, metal detect, collect or disturb anything on the site. It is illegal to remove artifacts without permission. Photographs are allowed.
The marker is located on northbound County Road FF, north of its intersection with Turtle Flambeau Dam Road, Butternut, Wisconsin 54514.

This marker is included in the Iron County Heritage Area series of markers. Click here for more information and to view all markers in the series.

These markers are also at this location:

 The marker is on the left.

 Cooks and foremen of Nelson Camp 1.

 Jammer loading logs.

Teams of horses in camp.


The marker is located along County Highway FF in Butternut, Wisconsin.

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