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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Logging and early settlements,   pp. 8-20


Page 18

Street scenes of Fenwood
Fenwood
Fenwood is located north of Strat-
ford in the town of Wien. Fenwood is
much like Stratford, in that it had its
beginning with the Milwaukee Lake-
shore & Western Railroad and was
settled in the same year, 1891.
The first settlers were Mr. C. S.
Curtis and J. A. Porter. When the
railroad extension was first talked of,
they had woodsmen looking over the
present locality of Fenwood. They
found it to be a large territory of valu-
able hardwood and a good location for
a mill, and they bought all they could.
Curtis, Porter and Clark organized the
Fenwood Lumber Company. They
built a mill with an averge capacity of
40,000 feet of lumber per day. They
also built a lath mill, shingle mill and a
complete planing mill.
At the request of the M.L.S. & W. R.
R., the Fenwood Lumber Company
laid out eighty acres in town lots. In
1891, Fenwood had a hotel, two stores,
one owned by Mr. Umhoefer and one
owned by Radant Bros. The railroad
built a depot and a double section
house. Lots ranged in price from
$25.00 to $75.00.


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