History of Buckhorn SP: White Bros Cream Station
In Wisconsin, United States
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Buckhorn State Park is located on Castle Rock Flowage, a 13,955 acre flowage of the Wisconsin River. Castle Rock Lake is the fourth largest inland lake in Wisconsin. The lake was created between 1949 and 1951 when the Wisconsin River Power Company completed a dam on the Wisconsin River eight miles northeast of Mauston for hydro-electric power production. Flood control and recreational opportunities were also residual benefits the power company envisioned in the dam and flowage development. Prior to the construction of the dam the villages of Werner and Germantown occupied the land that is now Buckhorn State Park and Castle Rock Lake.
This series of caches will give you some history of the area prior to the flooding and creation of the lake.
On the corner of County G and 33rd Street was a skimming plant. The first farmers of the Werner area brought their milk here to be separated and the cream was sold as butterfat. Many of the people of Werner made their livings as farmers but now there is not one cow in the whole township. The cache requires a short walk down a mowed path. To the west of this area and across the road is the location of the original Creamery Building. Parking is available along the road. A current Wisconsin State Parks sticker is required to park a vehicle in any part of the park at any time of year. Please stay on the marked trails at all times until you are near the cache, even though it may be more tempting to take a more direct route. Obey all park rules at all times. Come prepared for mosquitoes in the summer months!
WDNR Geocache Notification Form 2500-118 has been submitted to and approved by Heather Wolf, Property Manager at Buckhorn State Park. Please note that any geocache placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouce managed lands requires permission by means of this notification form. If you intend to place a cache on WDNR managed lands, please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the respective land manager.
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Last Updated: on 11/11/2014 7:53:06 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:53 AM GMT)
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