History of Marathon Corporation

The dam located here at Rothschild was completedin 1910, after a year of construction and severalyears of planning by the Rothschild Water PowerCompany. A paper mill was also finished in 1910as part of this project, and the newly formedMarathon Paper Company soon took...

Wisconsin River Valley Gets Hydromania

Although there have been dams on the Wisconsin River since at least the 1840s, the turn of the 20th century saw a surge in the number of hydro projects being created up and down the Wisconsin River Valley. After seeing the success of the famous Niagara Falls dam in...

History of The Great Pinery

Long ago, white pine forests covered much of the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and the expanses of what could yield valuable lumber stretched well into Michigan, Minnesota and Canada. The first white men to travel through the area, early European explorers and fur traders...

Waterfowl & Shorebird Migration

Lake Wausau is a great place for viewing waterfowl migration, especially during the spring when the variety of loons, grebes, ducks and more are most abundant. April to early May is prime time for viewing this variety of birds as they migrate through our area to their...

History of The Mosinee Bridge

In 1854, the new Mosinee post office building moved from the east side of the Wisconsin River to the west side. The first settlers had settled on the eastern side, along the major road that connected Mosinee to the wider world. But the geography of the area limited...