Introduction Perched at the northern tip of the Wisconsin’s Great River Road, Prescott is positioned where the clear blue water of the St. Croix River mixes with the ruddy Mississippi. The two great waterways form the core of an area that has an abundance of recreational options. Visitor Information Prescott has two places for visitors […]
Introduction Diamond Bluff is a quiet residential community that is about a mile long but only a few blocks wide sandwiched between the railroad tracks and the river. Visitor Information Contact Pierce County Partners in Tourism (800.474.3723/715.273.5864). History A French guy lived here from 1799 until he died in 1824. His name might have been […]
Arriving in Town County K is the main drag through the village. History Wilson Thing (perhaps an ancestor of Thing T. Thing of Addams Family fame) was the first person to settle in the area; he showed up in 1848. Most early settlers in the Trenton vicinity were Scandinavians. The area had a bustling commercial […]
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