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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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Date: July 9, 2013
Contact: Joan Jacobowski, 715-635-8346 x 429

Namekagon River Memory Day on July 18

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Have you and your family ever canoed down the Namekagon or St. Croix rivers? Do you have stories to tell? Or are you interested in learning more about the rivers’ history? Come to the 6th Annual Memory Day hosted by the National Park Service at the Namekagon River Visitor Center on Thursday, July 18 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Please note the time changes from Press Release dated July 2, 2013.)

From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be an opportunity for people to reminisce, sharing photos and stories with park staff and other visitors. At 4:00 p.m. there will be a presentation by the Harrison Family, which for the last 50 years has held an annual family river trip. See images of how the river, the family, and gear have changed over the past 50 years.

A display of canoe trip photos and a few accounts of canoe trips will be on display. With permission, the stories and photos that the public shares will be added to this collection and used by the National Park Service to better tell the history of the river through programs, exhibits, brochures, and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway's website. Stories can help today's visitors understand what a special place the Riverway was and still is.

The Namekagon River Visitor Center is located on Highway 63, one mile east of Highway 53. Call 715-635-8346 ext. 429 for questions about Memory Day.

Did You Know?

Blackand white old photo of three men standing on logs loaded on a wagon with horses attached

In 1872 3,500 men, 1,600 horses and 250 oxen logged off 35,000 acres cutting some 200 million board feet of logs. "Taylors Falls Reporter". In 1883 the Boom in Stillwater, Minnesota, which collected logs coming down the St. Croix River, reported 1,397,417 logs for 217,045,647 board feet.