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Marker detail: Employees of Roeser posed for this 1904 photo on company boats image, Touch for more information
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Marker detail: Employees of Roeser posed for this 1904 photo on company boats
Wisconsin (Door County), Sister Bay — Village of Sister Bay A Prosperous Port on Green Bay
Village life has always revolved around this deep water port. The community of Sister Bay was born in 1870 when the firm of Henderson, Coon & Dimond built a pier, sawmill, grist mill, hotel, and two stores. They hired Swedish woodchoppers . . . — Map (db m130480) HM
Wisconsin (Door County), Sister Bay — Nature of Sister Bay A Face to the Sunset
Sister Bay was named For the Sister Islands that Flank its harbor. This pair of small uninhabited islands is a significant nesting site for gulls and terns. The Village of Sister Bay offers the largest public waterfront in Door County for . . . — Map (db m130452) HM
Wisconsin (Door County), Ellison Bay — Ellison Bay Town of Liberty Grove
The land surrounding you was once owned by John Ellison. Johan Eliason, later known as John Ellison, was a Danish immigrant who founded this community in 1865. He purchased 8,000 acres of land including a mile of shoreline, and advertised in . . . — Map (db m130477) HM
Wisconsin (Door County), Ellison Bay — Niagara Escarpment
The limestone bluffs you see along Green Bay are part of the same formation that Niagara Falls plunges over in New York. The Niagara Escarpment arches for a thousand miles around the Great Lakes. Lower layers of soft, erodible shale are . . . — Map (db m130478) HM
Wisconsin (Door County), Egg Harbor — Egg Harbor A Prosperous Village on the Bay
Blessed with good farmland and a deep water port, Egg Harbor has thrived since its beginning in 1861. In the early years, Egg Harbor served fishermen, farmers, and lumbermen. It was the first community in Door County to hard surface its road. . . . — Map (db m130495) HM
Wisconsin (Door County), Sevastopol — Town of Sevastopol Orchard Country
Sevastopol is the heart of Door Peninsula's famous fruit orchards. Swiss immigrant Joseph Zettel planted the first orchard one mile from here in 1862. His State Fair apple exhibit led University of Wisconsin scientists Emmett Golf and Arthur . . . — Map (db m130496) HM
Wisconsin (Door County), Sevastopol — A Fortunate Mix Fruitful Soils and Climate
Sevastopol orchards thrive in an ideal blend of climate and soils. Lime-rich soils provide essential nutrients for fruit trees. In addition, cool spring temperatures moderated by the waters and ice of Lake Michigan and Green Bay delay blooming. . . . — Map (db m130498) HM

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