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Pulpwood Stacker

A cache by Team Northwoods Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/9/2010
In Wisconsin, United States
3 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Special tool attribute added after the cache needed some maintenance. Going to be tough now if you don't have a special tool. Have patience and please do not break the cache. Turned this into a Premium Member Cache.

This is the World's only Pulpwood Stacker!

Located in or near the Cornell Mill Wood Park.

Should be a quick one. Due to the nature of the cache it should be a little tricky but not too bad. It's location is safe from traffic. No muggles should see you.

Winter friendly but could be slippery so be careful.

Bring a pen.

Text from the historical marker: “In 1912, after a permanent dam was built across the Chippewa River near this location, the Cornell Wood Products Company, a large paper milling operation, began production here. The company manufactured paper products, cardboard and wallboard. The original complex consisted of a log pond, slasher building, stacker, stacker pit building, sluice locker/tool building, office and garage. Although the operations ceased here in 1972, the 175 foot tall Cornell Pulpwood Stacker remains as an impressive reminder of the great logging industry that dominates this part of Wisconsin. The structure was designed by the Joor Engineering Company of England, manufactured by the Minneapolis Tool and Machinery Company and assembled here. Counter weights were used to erect the stacker. The Pulpwood Stacker moved large quantities of pulpwood logs into massive woodpiles. An important technological innovation, the Pulpwood Stacker mechanized the labor-intensive task of stockpiling logs. The Cornell Pulpwood Stacker is the only known example of this type of paper mill machinery remaining in the United States. The Cornell Pulpwood Stacker was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993."

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Last Updated: on 9/9/2017 11:25:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:25 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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