Iola in Waupaca County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Wipfs continued investing in the property, adding a rail spur in 1893. They rebuilt the sawmill and added a stone engine house and mill office in 1898. Four generations of the family owned and operated the business for over 100 years, ending with Fredrick J. Wipf.
When area lumbering diminished in 1930, the Wipfs demolished the sawmill, but the business continued to plane wood and to mill feed until the complex closed in 1963.
Wisconsin Historical Society
Erected 2008 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 518.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Main Street, Iola WI 54945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iola Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The “Spud Alley” Era (about 600 feet away); Krause Publications (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1999 Father's Day Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iola’s Early History (approx. 0.2 miles away); R. I. Anderson Machine Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iola’s Firefighting Heritage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iola’s Dr. Loope (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
Also see . . . History of Iola Mills. (Submitted on September 23, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. 6. submitted on October 31, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.