The Orchards of Door County

The Orchards of Door County (HM2WU)

Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 Door County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 52.815', W 87° 20.17'

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In 1858 Joseph Zettel, a native of Switzerland, acquired the farm directly south of this Station and established the first commercial orchard on the Door Peninsula. The high yields and quality of his fruit aroused the interest of Emmett S. Goff of the University of Wisconsin and Arthur L. Hatch, orchardist, and led to the discovery that the Peninsula is remarkably suited for fruit growing. In 1892 Goff and Hatch planted a small acreage to cherries, apples and plums. Commercial production of red cherries began in 1896. The University of Wisconsin established this research station in 1922 to help advance the fruit industry. Progressive growers, community leaders, and thousands of pickers from distant places have shared in bringing Door County national recognition as a fruit-producing area.
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HM NumberHM2WU
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number98
Year Placed1960
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 473449 N 4969702
Decimal Degrees44.88025000, -87.33616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 52.815', W 87° 20.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 52' 48.90" N, 87° 20' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4328 WI-42, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, US
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