Ethnic Life in the South Shore Region CSUMC logo
In the 1890s, brownstone quarries opened along the South Shore. Work was abundant; the region was booming.
Ashland, Wisconsin, in 1900, had a population of 13,000, its waterfront included approximately 11 ore docks, 13 to 18 sawmills, a pulp mill, and a blast furnace.
By World War I, the timber had been "cutover" nothing but stump acreage remained of the giant white pine forests.

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