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Near Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Orchards of Door County

 
 
The Orchards of Door County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Prange, circa June 2006
1. The Orchards of Door County Marker
Inscription. In 1858 Joseph Zettel, a native of Switzerland, acquired the farm directly south of this Station and established the first commercial orchard on the Door Peninsula. The high yields and quality of his fruit aroused the interest of Emmett S. Goff of the University of Wisconsin and Arthur L. Hatch, orchardist, and led to the discovery that the Peninsula is remarkably suited for fruit growing. In 1892 Goff and Hatch planted a small acreage to cherries, apples and plums. Commercial production of red cherries began in 1896. The University of Wisconsin established this research station in 1922 to help advance the fruit industry. Progressive growers, community leaders, and thousands of pickers from distant places have shared in bringing Door County national recognition as a fruit-producing area.
 
Erected 1960 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 98.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 52.815′ N, 87° 20.17′ W. Marker is near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is on State Highway 42 near Maple Heights Circle (unmarked private farm road). Touch for map. The marker is on Hwy 42, about .6 mile north
Orchards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 11, 2011
2. Orchards Marker
of its junction with Highway 57 near Sturgeon Bay. Marker is in this post office area: Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bradley Crandall Sawmill Site (approx. 3.3 miles away); Steam Barge Joys (approx. 3.4 miles away); ‘Old Bell’ Tower (approx. 3.7 miles away); Historic Sturgeon Bay (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hay Hardware (approx. 3.7 miles away); 110-114 North 3rd Avenue (approx. 3.7 miles away); Merchants Exchange Bank (approx. 3.7 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. Door County Apple & Cherry Orchards. (Submitted on February 5, 2008.)
2. Door County. List of orchards and markets. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry
 
The Orchards of Door County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
3. The Orchards of Door County Marker
Cherry Orchards of Door County image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 11, 2011
4. Cherry Orchards of Door County
Research Station Sign image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 11, 2011
5. Research Station Sign
Research Station image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 11, 2011
6. Research Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2008, by Amanda Prange of Waukesha, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,717 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 5, 2008, by Amanda Prange of Waukesha, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on July 11, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   3. submitted on September 20, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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