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Cadott in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory

 
 
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By Keith L, October 22, 2011
1. Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory Marker
Inscription. In 1880, Captain Ellery Clark of DePere, Wisconsin moved his hub and spoke factory to Cadott. Clark had been a steam boat operator moving logs on the Fox River. He was drawn to the Cadott area because of the high quality and abundant supply of white oak timber. With a capital of $100,000, he established his hub and spoke factory at a site one quarter of a mile south of this museum. At times he employed between 150 - 300 men.

The capacity of his plant rose from 8,000 sets each of hub and spokes to 85,000 sets each per year. In addition, 15,000 sets of bob sled runners were made annually along with manufacturing many million feet of hardwood lumber for building and furniture purposes.

The hub and spoke factory remained in operation in Cadott for eighteen years. In 1898 Clark and several of his company heads transferred their operation to Ironton, Missouri. Theodore Filtz & Sons bought the Clark mill in 1906. Wooden cheese boxes were made, using elm veneer for the sides and aspen for the tops and bottoms. Production ceased in 1944. Lumber production has been continuous on the site for over 115 years.

Chippewa County Historical Society
Marker Sign #33

 
Erected by the Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Location.
Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 22, 2011
2. Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory Marker
44° 57.162′ N, 91° 8.772′ W. Marker is in Cadott, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on State Highway 27 north of East Mills Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the Cadott Area Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 630 North Highway 27, Cadott WI 54727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Introduction to the Geology of the Cadott Region (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cadotte Trading Post Site (about 400 feet away); The Yellowstone Trail (about 400 feet away); The Precambrian Rocks (approx. mile away); The Gravesite of Lansing A. Wilcox (approx. one mile away); Wisconsin Veterans Tribute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Citizen Soldier Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edson Union Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cadott.
 
Also see . . .  Highway 29 Partnership. Cadott History. (Submitted on October 29, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 22, 2011
3. Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory Marker
Cadott Area Historical Museum
Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 22, 2011
4. Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory Marker
Cadott Area Historical Museum
Museum Display image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 22, 2011
5. Museum Display
Stationary Steam Engine Used for power at Theo. Filtz Mill Circa 1908 Donated by: Jack Lacina
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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