Recently on Facebook, someone posted this photo of a man who found a sign that at one time was used for a toll bridge. The current crossing, the modern multi-laned bridge, wasn’t always there to cross the St. Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The crossing is between St. Croix Falls, WI, and Taylors Falls, MN, both early settlements for settlers north of the even busier Stillwater, MN. It’s in Polk County, west of Amery.

Teams of mules in sets of 12 or more, 2 cents each to cross. Pigs, a penny. Passengers 3 cents each. Not sure what year the toll bridge operated, before 1900.