Kinnikinnic State Park – Historic Plaque

Kinnikinnic State Park - Historic Plaque

Full text: “Kinnikinnic State Park For Public Enjoyment of the Kinnikinnic and St. Croix Rivers. In 1964, concerned citizens organized the Save The St. Croix Association to protect the St. Croix River’s scenic valley and excellent water quality, both threatened by encroaching development. In 1972 the United States Congress designated 27 miles of the St. Croix River, from its confluence with the Mississippi to Taylors Falls, a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system. Because the public that supported protection of the St. Croix should have access to it, citizens, led by Carl Pemble, President of the Save the St. Croix and Jim Harrison, Executive Director of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission, urged the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board to designate this land as a Wisconsin state park. As a result, the Kinnikinnic State Park was established in 1972, facilitated by the support of the land owners involved: Arthur and Evelyn Anderson, Homer and Mildred Creswell, Clarence and Bertha Kuschel, George and Wilma Richter, Carl and Alice Pemble. This park assures future generations of access to the beautiful scenery and clean waters of the Kinnikinnic and St. Croix Rivers.”

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