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New Richmond, St. Croix County, Wisconsin

The City of New Richmond, known as “The City Beautiful”, is located in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, approximately 40 miles east of the St. Paul/Minneapolis Metro Area

Founded in 1858 and previously known as ‘Cold Springs’, New Richmond was originally settled in the 1850s where timber drove the early economy. As that resource was depleted, the community continued to thrive as a bustling business centre for the surrounding farmland.

In June 1899, Wisconsin’s deadliest tornado struck the city, which when combined with the fires that followed, left 117 dead and more than 200 buildings destroyed. Hard work and determination had most of the business rebuilt within six months. It was testimony to the spirit and fortitude of New Richmond’s citizens, and a quality still seen in today’s population.

New Richmond offers one of the premier 27-hole golf courses in the state.

The New Richmond Municipal Airport is the 5th largest airport in Wisconsin. The Airport has 95 hangars.

New Richmond Parks has 217 acres of park land and 10 miles of paved trails, six parks with play equipment, a camp-ground with eight sites that have full hook ups.

 

Further Information (off-site links)

New Richmond Website:
http://www.newrichmondwi.gov/

Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Richmond,_Wisconsin

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