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Spooner, Wisconsin, USA - Chicago & Northwestern Depot, Spooner, Wis.

Spooner is a city in Washburn County, Wisconsin, United States. The city was named after Senator John Coit Spooner.


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Spooner, Wisconsin, USA

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Spooner, Wisconsin, USA

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Spooner, Wisconsin, USA

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Spooner, a banking post- village of Washburn co., Wis., 6 miles NNE. of Shell Lake, on the Northwestern Line. Pop. about 600.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1908 - FIRE AT SPOONER, WIS. Loss of Fifteen Thousand Dollars by Early Morning Blaze.
SPOONER, Wis., June 26. - Fire broke out in Tnen & Idean's saloon at 2 o'clock this morning, consuming the building and entire contents, as well as two adjoining buildings occupied by Charles Yep as a laundry and Thomas Cairns asa [sic] repair shop. The origin of the fire is unknown. Loss, $15,000, partly covered by insurance.
The Duluth News-Tribune
Duluth, Minnesota
June 27, 1908
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Spooner:
Spooner Railroad Park:

Start your visit with a trip to the Spooner Railroad Park. It's a great place to learn about the town's rich railroad history. You can explore vintage train cars, and there's even a playground for the kids.

Railroad Memories Museum:

Dive deeper into Spooner's railroad history by visiting the Railroad Memories Museum. It's filled with artifacts, photos, and exhibits that showcase the importance of the railroad in shaping the town.

Namekagon River:

If you love water activities, head to the Namekagon River. You can go canoeing, kayaking, or tubing down this scenic river. It's a fantastic way to enjoy nature and maybe even spot some wildlife.

Trego Lake:

Trego Lake is a short drive from Spooner and offers opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming. The clear waters and peaceful surroundings make it a perfect spot for a relaxing day outdoors.

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum:

Explore the rich tradition of canoeing at the Wisconsin... Read MORE...

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