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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Northwoods Outdoor Artists 6/01/2017 - 8/31/2017 Manitowish Waters - 13.95 miles away
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Free Cranberry Marsh Tours 7/10/2017 - 10/06/2017 Manitowish Waters - 14.17 miles away
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Manito Art League Art Show 7/20/2017 - 7/23/2017 Manitowish Waters - 14.17 miles away
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Music in the Park 5/28/2017 - 9/10/2017 Manitowish Waters - 14.38 miles away
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Skiing Skeeters Waterski Shows 6/17/2017 - 8/12/2017 Manitowish Waters - 14.55 miles away
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Min-Aqua Bat Water Ski Shows 6/07/2017 - 8/30/2017 Minocqua - 22.85 miles away
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Music on Main Street 7/05/2017 - 8/09/2017 Boulder Junction - 24.26 miles away
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Boulder Junction Free Fishing Seminars 6/11/2017 - 8/27/2017 Boulder Junction - 24.38 miles away