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The Power of Community in Black River Falls

The city is located on the falls of the scenic Black River in Wisconsin where the river cuts through a region of granite. The city of Black River Falls was founded to utilize the waterpower of the Black River when a sawmill was built in 1908 at the site to route logs along the river. While the logging and lumber industry is still present in the area, the current economy also includes agriculture and tourism.

Black River Falls Provides a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, swimming, hiking, and fishing along the Black River and in the nearby Black River State Forest.

A large monument to Black River Falls' veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, was erected near the Chamber of Commerce Building in the "Field of Honor". This is also the start of the four-mile Foundation Trail, a hiking and bike path that circles the eastern part of the community.

Black River Falls is also home to a large population of the endangered Karner Blue butterfly. The city celebrates with the Karner Blue Butterfly Festival held annually on the second Saturday of July.


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