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Norrie in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Norrie thrived on lumber and agriculture

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
1. Norrie thrived on lumber and agriculture Marker
Inscription.  
On the shore of this peaceful lake was once the busy little town of Norrie. Norrie was originally part of Hatley, but during the 1880 Prohibition this part of town was named after Gordon Norrie.

It was said that one of the largest stands of white pine in the nation stretched from Norrie to Bass Lake. The logging industry peaked during the 1890's and Norrie was bustling with several sawmills, two hotels and 1,500 residents. This boom did not last, and by the early 1900's the area's forests were exhausted. German and Scandinavian immigrants turned to farming for income.
 
Erected by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Park System, Friends of Mountain-Bay State Trail, Ervin Wege, Marathon County Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 44° 53.238′ N, 89° 15.688′ W. Marker is in Norrie, Wisconsin, in Marathon County. Marker is on Norrie Road west of Bradley Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is on the Mountain-Bay
Norrie thrived on lumber and agriculture Marker - upper left image image. Click for full size.
Photos from Marathon County Historical Society
2. Norrie thrived on lumber and agriculture Marker - upper left image
Arriving at Norrie, Wisconsin
State Trail and can be reached from the parking lot for the trail at the northeast corner of Norrie Lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birnamwood WI 54414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Homme Homes (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Norrie thrived on lumber and agriculture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
3. Norrie thrived on lumber and agriculture Marker
View looking east along the Mountain-Bay State Trail. Norrie Lake can be seen on the right through the trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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Nov. 26, 2020