Flambeau Trail documents

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Flambeau Trail documents


Documents, including journals and other writings, related to the Flambeau Trail.

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Chapter from masters thesis that includes 5 trip-tickets that support key routes in the Lac Du Flambeau District. Supporting maps can be found at https://www.mwhistory.org/james-bokern-thesis-1987/

Historic Analysis of Water Levels on the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes<br /><br />
Web site created to capture the impact of the Rest Lake Dam on history and cultural resources. This early research hold-up well, except later research reveals Army Corps documents clearly suggest the 25 foot dam site on Vance lake was never build…

This plan for the Montreal River Canyon includes accounts of the Flambeau Trail and its relationship to the canyon.This plan was created for the Town of Saxon (Iron County).

Journal of Jedediah Stevens
Detailed accounts of the Ojibwa in Lapointe, Odanah, and lac Du Flambeau. Unique accounts of winter travel that degrades as the spring thaw sets-in. Excellent Flambeau Trail accounts and the use of sled and dogs. Excerpt used in Flambeau Trail…

1966 Re-Dedication of the Flambeau Trail Newslpaper Article
A newspaper article describing the 1966 re-dedication of the Flambeau Trail in Iron County, WI

Journal of Rev. S. Hall, May 22, 1832 - July 28, 1832.
Sherman Hall's journals from his ministry along Lake Superior and traveling to Lac Du Flambeau are among the best sources for the Flambeau trail. This document was part of a Flambeau Trail Class.

Report on the survey of the boundary between the State of Michigan and the Territory of Wiskonsin.
Two documents that detail the errors in the orders to T J Cram by Congress to survey a border between Wisconsin and Michigan. These early errors let to an ongoing dispute that was ultimately settled in the U.S. Supreme Court in the 20th Century.…

document freated for Flambeau Trail class shared by a participant. Document highlights two important historic events that took place near the trailhead of the Flambeau Trail.

How Fur is Caught IV
Part of a 5 part series on winter trapping with Fay Buck and other well-known trappers. Article IV has excellent detail regarding Ojibwa using Mercer for seasonal winter harvest as they had for over 150 years when the area was known as the Turtle…

History of the Ojibway Nation
Excerpt was sued as part of a Flambeau Trail class. Warren reviews Ojibwa communities along the south shore of Lake Superior and the interior region. Identifies Turtle Portage and Trout Lake as staging areas for the Ojibwa occupation of Lac Du…
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