Rocky Island Historic District

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Rocky Island Historic District
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Rocky Island Historic District is located in Wisconsin
Rocky Island Historic District
Rocky Island Historic District is located in the US
Rocky Island Historic District
Nearest city La Pointe, Wisconsin
Coordinates 47°2′45″N 90°39′58″W / 47.04583°N 90.66611°W / 47.04583; -90.66611Coordinates: 47°2′45″N 90°39′58″W / 47.04583°N 90.66611°W / 47.04583; -90.66611
Area 13.7 acres (5.5 ha)
Built by Olaf Edwards; Christian Hadland; Charlie & Fred Benson; Julian Nelson; Mel & Martin Erickson; others
Architectural style Utilitarian, Balloon Frame, other
NRHP reference # 08000016[1]
Added to NRHP July 3, 2008

The Rocky Island Historic District is a historic district in the Apostle Islands in Ashland County, Wisconsin. It is composed of the Hadland, Benson, Edwards, Nelson, and Erickson fish camps, which were located on the eastern shore of Rocky Island. The district represents the historical significance of commercial fishing on Lake Superior, which was primarily conducted by Scandinavian immigrants.[2] The Rocky Island Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 2008.[1]

Builders of the camps were Olaf Edwards, Christian Hadland, Charlie & Fred Benson, Julian Nelson, Mel & Martin Erickson, and others.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Rocky Island Historic District Named on the National Register of Historic Places" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  3. ^ Christine C. Baker; Robert W. Mackreth; Katy E. Holmer (May 30, 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Rocky Island Historic District / Rocky Island / Rice's Island / Ironwood Island / Sinsibakwado Miniss". National Park Service. Retrieved April 5, 2018. With 22 photos from 2004.