Star Prairie Trout Farm

© Photographed July 18, 2018
Erected by Rivers, Rails & Trails Heritage Area
Star Prairie, St. Croix County, Wisconsin
45.194383, -92.532241
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The farm was homesteaded in 1854 by Aquila Greeley. In the 1880s, E. B. Fields developed a commercial trout farm here. He also opened a hotel which still stands as a private home just across the road. Throughout its history, the farm has produced fish for hotels, restaurants and grocery stores in the Twin Cities, as well as fish for stocking and recreational fishing. Trout are actively cultured in the spring-fed ponds that flow at a constant 47 degrees year-round. 
This is one of many interpretative signs in the Rivers, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
The marker is located at the entrance to the Star Prairie Trout Farm and is accessible from westbound Hill Avenue / County Highway C, west of its intersection with Main Street, at or near 400 East Hill Avenue, Star Prairie, Wisconsin 54026.

The marker is located at the entrance to the Trout Farm.

The marker is located in Star Prairie, Wisconsin.

Star Prairie is a Little Wisconsin Community.

Little Wisconsin will be available May 7, 2019.

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