Monthly Archives: August 2018

Humans on the barrens: “Too dang cold” for the Hillocks

(Once the homestead of Benjamin Hillock at the corner of Dry Landing Road and St. Croix Trail.)  Humphrey Hillock may never have seen the Namekagon Barrens. Born 1836 in Michigan, he moved as a young man to Webster City, Iowa, … Continue reading

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History walk: Better than a crumbling foundation

(Plum trees left from the Samual and LuAnn Turner homestead 100 years ago?) Four of us took a history walk on the barrens today, and evidence of the past was a little different than expected. Mark Nupen, Vern Drake and … Continue reading

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Sharptail Nature Walk August 1, 2018

Friends members Jerry McAllister and Mark Nupen led a nature walk along with two English setter bird dogs, Daisy age 12 and her daughter Floss age 8. August 1 is the first day that dog training is allowed on DNR … Continue reading

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