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Algoma in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lumber Industry in Algoma

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
1. The Lumber Industry in Algoma Marker
Inscription. Just south of this site, brothers Abraham and Simon Hall built the area's first saw mill in 1852. From that time to the present, Algoma has been a significant source of wood products. Ahnapee Seating and Veneer Company was founded on this site in 1892. The company produced plywood, chair seats and backs, and settee-like benches used in railroad stations, stores, and churches. U.S. Plywood Corp., later a division of Champion Papers International, purchased the Algoma Plywood and Veneer Company in 1940. A group of employees and private investors bought the plant in 1977 and renamed it Algoma Hardwoods. The company remains a major employer specializing in doors and custom wood products.
 
Erected 1998 by the Kewaunee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 36.792′ N, 87° 26.762′ W. Marker is in Algoma, Wisconsin, in Kewaunee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Perry Street (County Highway S) and Buchanan Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is attached to Algoma Hardwoods, left of the Human Resources entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Perry Street, Algoma WI 54201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
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By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
2. The Lumber Industry in Algoma Marker
crow flies. Door-Kewaunee County College / Henry Diefenbach Sculptures (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Legion Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Church of St. Agnes-by-the-Lake (approx. 0.7 miles away); Officer Ronald L. Leist (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christmas Tree Ship Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); Schooner Daniel Lyons (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brickyards (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bruemmerville (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algoma.
 
Also see . . .  Algoma Hardwoods History. (Submitted on September 21, 2014.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
3. Algoma Hardwoods
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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