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. 44° 30.598′ N, 89° 7.861′ W. Marker is in Iola, Wisconsin, in Waupaca County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Main Street, Iola WI 54945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iola Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The “Spud Alley” Era (about 600 feet away); 1999 Father's Day Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iola’s Early History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iola’s Dr. Loope (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Numismatic News (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of the Iola Old Car Show (approx. 0.3 miles away); Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer (approx. 2.7 miles 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.)
Categories. • 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 596 times since then and 23 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.