Fifth Annual Namekagon River Memory Day
Contact: Joan Jacobowski, 715-635-8346 x429
Have you or your family enjoyed the Namekagon River? Do you have stories to tell? Or are you interested in learning more about the river's history? Come to the Namekagon River Memory Day hosted by the National Park Service on Friday, July 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Namekagon River Visitor Center in Trego, Wisconsin.The public is invited to share stories that can be recorded, bring in photographs that can be scanned and share knowledge of how places go their names. In addition, Bob Olson will speak about the Urenholdt Forest in Sawyer County and the importance of rivers. Olson, whose father was author and environmentalist Sigurd Olson, recently donated the 100-acre Urenholdt estate to Northland College. He will begin his remarks at approximately 2:00 p.m.
The Namekagon Visitor Center is located on Highway 63, one mile east of Highway 53. Call 715-635-8346 ext. 429 for questions about the Namekagon River Memory Day.
Did You Know?
Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.