Colby in Clark County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Home of Colby Cheese
Colby is a mild, soft, moist cheese. Its taste became known in the neighboring areas and an 1898 issue of the Colby Phonograph noted that "A merchant in Phillips gives as one of the 13 reasons why people should trade with him, that he sells the genuine Steinwand Colby Cheese."
After the turn of the century this area became one of the great cheese producing centers in the nation and Colby cheese a favorite in countries the world around.
Erected 1968 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 161.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 44° 54.407′ N, 90° 18.982′ W. Marker is in Colby, Wisconsin, in Clark County. Marker is on South 1st Street north of West Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colby WI 54421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. S.S. Dorchester Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); History of The Big White Pine (approx. 6.6 miles away); Dorchester Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Yellowstone Trail (approx. 6.7 miles away); Samuel Hartford (approx. 13 miles away); Loyal Veterans Memorial (approx. 15.1 miles away); Castner–Mack Cemetery (approx. 16 miles away).
Also see . . . Colby cheese. (Submitted on September 9, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
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