“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Goodman in Marinette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Goodman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, July 27, 2015
1. Goodman Marker
Inscription. The lumber companies which created many of the communities in northern Wisconsin have passed from the scene, but the villages remain, monuments to the hardihood and persistence of the residents who worked and lived in these communities. Goodman was a company town founded in 1908 by the Goodman Lumber Company which owned 100,000 acres of woods surrounding the village. Unlike other company towns now gone, Goodman continues to flourish. Many wood and brick buildings were erected. The first building, a hotel, was built in 1908. A large steam driven sawmill was completed in 1909. In subsequent years, the company built a department store, office, clubhouse with bowling alley and movie theater, back, high school, grade school, and over 100 homes. Unlike some former sawmill towns, now ghost towns, Goodman survived by adapting to change. Selective cutting replaced clear cutting. The company sawmill still exists. A veneer plant was built in later years. The original stand of trees and the people who cut them are gone, but the town, mill and surrounding woods remain.
Erected by Marinette County.
Location. 45° 38.102′ N, 88° 21.442′ W. Marker is in Goodman, Wisconsin, in Marinette County. Marker is at the intersection of
Goodman Marker Overview image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, July 27, 2015
2. Goodman Marker Overview
US Hwy 8 (U.S. 8) and Clark Lake Road, on the right when traveling west on US Hwy 8. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodman WI 54125, United States of America.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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