Centralia Pulp and Paper Mill

Centralia Pulp and Paper Mill (HMX)

Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 Wood County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 22.151', W 89° 51.526'

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Here the vast Wisconsin River paper industry began in 1887 when the Centralia Pulp and Water Power Company converted a saw mill into a pulp and paper mill.

The pulp mill spanned the river to the island at the site of the present hydro-electric plant. The paper mill and boiler house were located on the island. Paper finishing and shipping facilities were located just south of this marker.

Two paper machines were installed and five water-driven pulpwood grinders reduced logs to pulp. The paper mill operated until 1912 when it was destroyed by fire. The pulp mill was removed in 1920 to make room for an addition to the hydro-electric plant.

From this beginning, the Wisconsin River area now has become the largest producer of printing papers in the United States.
HM NumberHMX
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number114
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 272224 N 4916853
Decimal Degrees44.36918333, -89.85876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.151', W 89° 51.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 9.06" N, 89° 51' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3063-3139 WI-54 Trunk, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495, US
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