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Namekagon Portage Jesse Russell

Namekagon Portage

Jesse Russell

Published June 8th 2012
ISBN : 9785512473351
Paperback
86 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Namekagon Portage (sometimes referred to as the Namekagon Court Oreilles Portage) was a well known canoe portage connecting the St. Croix River watershed to the Chippewa River watershed and wasMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Namekagon Portage (sometimes referred to as the Namekagon Court Oreilles Portage) was a well known canoe portage connecting the St. Croix River watershed to the Chippewa River watershed and was located about five miles south of the present day city of Hayward in Sawyer County, Wisconsin. The portage ran approximately two and one-half miles from the Namekagon River (in the St. Croix River watershed) to Windigo Lake in the Chippewa River watershed. The route then proceeded from Windigo Lake through Grindstone Lake to Lac Courte Oreilles where a well known Ojibwa village was located. When using the Bois Brule River route from Lake Superior, the Namekagon Portage provided Indians and earlier traders and explorers with two major options for reaching the Mississippi River as described below.