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Brule St. Croix Portage Historical Marker
of sign - County Highway A at the north end of Lake St.
taken - July 2008
- St. Croix Portage
one mile northeast of this point, a continental divide separates the
watersheds of the Brule and St. Croix Rivers. The
flows north to Lake Superior and the St. Croix flows southerly to
the Mississippi. A time worn trail connects the navigable
of these two rivers.
Americans were the first to utilize this portage route. Later,
voyagers, explorers, missionaries, traders and pioneers also
it. The first documented use of this portage was in 1680 by
Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Lhut, after whom the City of
Because of its important role in early travel through the region,
the portage is listed on the National Register of Historic
of the portage was initiated about 1930 by the Daughters of the
American Revolution. Today, it is within the
of the Brule River State Forest.
Erected in 1997
River State Forest
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