Rib Lake, Wisconsin

“Where the Ice Age ends,

and your adventure begins!”



History of the Rib Lake Area - Logging

The Wisconsin historical marker below describes the Rib Lake Lumber Company logging and milling operations.

Rib Lake, Wisconsin historical marker.

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As logging expanded, a large network of trails was created as part of the timber harvesting. The composite map below, from R. P. Ruesch, shows the extensive trail system that developed from 1882-1948. Parts of these trails are in existence today. This is our legacy!

Composite map of early Rib Lake logging trails.

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Rib Lake Area Historical Places

Ice Age Trail

Rustic Road # 1

Historic St. Ann's (Town of Greenwood).

Lakeview Cemetery