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Sawyer County, Wisconsin

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  • Carl Albert Hagen (1908 - 1981)
  • Orville "Buck" Roppe (1922 - 1987)
    BUCK VERY ATHLETIC, LOVED SPORTS. LOVED HIS HARLEY. LOVED AND WAS DEVOTED TO HIS FAMILY. HE WAS AN ENGINEER AND WHIZ AT MATH. LOVED TO CAMP, FISH, HUNT, GARDEN. FAVORITE PLACE WAS COTTAGE IN WISCONSIN....

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The county is named for Philetus Sawyer, a New England man who represented Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in the 19th century. Logging began in the late 1850s. Loggers came from Cortland County, New York, Carroll County, New Hampshire, Orange County, Vermont and Down East Maine in what is now Washington County, Maine and Hancock County, Maine. These were "Yankee" migrants, that is to say they were descended from the English Puritans who had settled New England during the 1600s. They were mostly members of the Congregational Church. Sawyer County was created in 1883 and organized in 1885. In the 1890s immigrants came from a variety of countries such as Germany, Norway, Poland, Ireland and Sweden.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Couderay
  • Exeland
  • Hayward (County Seat)
  • Radisson
  • Winter

Other Towns & Communities

Bass Lake | Chief Lake | Draper | Edgewater | Hauer | Hay Stack Corner | Hunter | Lemington | Lenroot | Little Round Lake | Loretta | Meadowbrook | Meteor | New Post | Northwoods Beach | Ojibwa | Oxbo | Phipps | Reserve | Round Lake | Sand Lake | Seeley | Spider Lake | Stone Lake (part) | Weirgor | Wooddale | Yarnell

Links

Wikipedia

Genealoger.com

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Chequamegon Nat'l Forest (part)

St. Croix Nat'l Riverway (part)