Legend Of Emerson Park

Favorite State Road 182 - Sherman, WI 54552
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"An old Chippewa Indian legend says that Bearskull Lake is sacred. Any white man who had anything to do with the lake or its vicinity will have everlasting ill fortune." The Emerson brothers, drawn to Bearskull Lake to salvage virgin timber in 1904, built the town of Emerson. The town was later destroyed by fire, then rebuilt. In 1908, four members of the Emerson family were killed by lightening, while fishing on Bearskull Lake. Coincidence or curse?
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Nearby Places

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Mercer Muskie Madness Challenge 10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017 Mercer - 7.48 miles away
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Mercer Muskie Madness Challenge 10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017 Mercer - 8.59 miles away
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Monster Madness 10/27/2017 - 10/28/2017 Park Falls - 16.15 miles away
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Monster Madness 10/27/2017 - 10/28/2017 Park Falls - 16.24 miles away
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Monster Madness 10/27/2017 - 10/28/2017 Park Falls - 16.45 miles away
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Fish and Lure Rally 10/21/2017 Presque Isle - 24.88 miles away
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Gourmet Wine Tasting 10/19/2017 Hayward - 65.1 miles away
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Autumn Swing Dance - Cathy Reitz and 7 Swing 10/20/2017 Chippewa Falls - 96.73 miles away