Butler Twp., Clark County, Wisconsin
The Old Butler Dam
the left half in the picture above is of the North Fork showing pilings still in
the river bed. On the right side, is the opposite side of the river. The river
was flowing right to left when the photo was taken.
These "mosaics" show the abandoned lumber flood dam located on the North Fork of
the Eau Claire River. The specific location is 29N, R4W, Township of Butler
Section 17. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources lists it as Dam Key
Seq. No. 3935, Geo Coordinates 44.823891 -90.9002239. The estimated date of
construction is 1866. The Plat Map of 1905 does not show a dam there, so it must
have been destroyed prior to that. In 1905 the land was owned by J. L. Gates
On a fairly detailed map of the western portion of Clark County. Section 17
appears to border Route MM on the north. Traveling west on MM approximately 1/4
mile west of the intersection with Roger Creek Avenue one comes to what appears
to be a foot trail heading south. This trail intersects with the North Fork of
the Eau Claire approximately 1/3 to 1/2 mile south. I believe the old dam is
located in that immediate area.
Contributed by Glenn Rasmussen.
***Eventually we would like to get photos of the Eidsvold Rapids Dam and the
Taylor County Whipple Dam on the North Fork as well, since they represent an
important aspect of the original opening of the country. Please contact Paul
Forster if you can help.
Gathering at the Winterer Farm
Civil War Soldiers of the Thorp Area
Polio Case in Butler Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin (1945)
History of Butler Township, Clark Co., Wisconsin