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Centralia Pulp and Paper Mill
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 22.166 W 089° 51.527
16T E 272224 N 4916881
Quick Description: Centralia Pulp and Paper Mill Historical Marker in Port Edwards, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 3/11/2007 1:57:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM1A3W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoJACC
Views: 20

Long Description:
"Here the vast Wisconsin River paper industry began in 1887 when the Centralia Pulp and Water Power Company converted a saw mill into a pulp and paper mill.

The pulp mill spanned the river to the island at the site of the present hydroelectric plant. The paper mill and boiler house were located on the island. Paper finishing and shipping facilities were located just south of this marker.

Two paper machines were installed and five water-driven pulpwood grinders reduced logs to pulp. The paper mill operated until 1912 when it was destroyed by fire. The pulp mill was removed in 1920 to make room for an addition to the hydro-electric plant.

From the beginning, the Wisconsin River area now has become the largest producer of printing papers in the United States.

Erected 1952"
County: Wood

Location: Other

MarkerID: 114

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