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Movrich Memorial Community Park

MOVRICH PARK

Movrich Memorial Community Park is located on the South Fork of the Flambeau River on Willow Avenue in Fifield. The park consists of a swimming area where you can swim at your own risk, a playground area with playground equipment, a picnic area, a volleyball court, two horseshoe pits and a pavilion which can be reserved for activities such as family re-unions and weddings. To reserve the park, please call the Town Clerk at 715-762-2500. The park is the site of a memorial to the 1983 Christmas Tree, a 50 year old spruce tree taken from the Riley Creek area in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Fifield. A clone of this tree is planted in the park. A Wisconsin Historical Society Marker is also located at the park. It reads as follows: At this site on the South Fork of the Flambeau River was a sorting pond where logs were separated by logging company brand marks. By unleashing a wall of water 20 miles upstream at the Round Lake Logging Dam, loggers flushed millions of logs to mills here and along the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers. Fifield, established in 1876 and named after Lt. Governor Fifield, was the social, business, and religious center of Price County. Its influence dwindled after an 1893 fire destroyed Fifield’s business district. Homesteaders settled the nearby cutover, fire-scarred lands, but were generally unsuccessful at farming due to poor soil, short growing season, and the long distance to markets. Taxes mostly went unpaid, and the return of these lands to the government sparked the creation of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in 1933. These lands now contain vast forest, scenic areas, lakes and rivers. Today, Fifield’s economy depends upon natural resources and tourism.

 

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