Cranberry Culture
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 20.860 W 089° 58.715
16T E 262591 N 4914804
Quick Description: Cranberry Culture Historical Marker, Wood County
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2007 5:29:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM1AHE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 22

Long Description:
"For countless ages the wild cranberry flourished in many marshy areas of Central Wisconsin. In 1829 Daniel Whitney mentioned the purchase of three canoe loads of cranberries brought down the Yellow River by Indians from the area now known as Cranmoor. During the 1870s a few hardy souls literally carved out by hand the bogs in this area and, in spite of many hazards such as fires and lack of water, succeeded in establishing a new crop. With time the native vines were supplanted by higher producing selections which have given some of the highest yields per acre in the nation. At the turn of the century hand-picking predominated. Later, improved rakes replaced the colorful family groups together with their nightly entertainment. Today the machine has replaced hand labor in the operation of the bogs and many of the simple pleasures and intimate associations accompanying the laborious tasks of the cranberry bogs are now only memories of the past.

Erected 1959"
County: Wood

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 86

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