An effort to get it on the National Register of Historic Places could spark new life into one of the most storied successes in Marathon County – As published in City Pages June 7-14, 2012, Wausau, WI

The Fromm Fur Farm’s signature silver animals became known as “the million dollar foxes” in 1929. That year, one single shipment of pelts from the northern Marathon County operation was bought in New York for an astounding $1.3 million — the largest single payment made to date to a single fur farm.

That also was the year of the stock market crash and beginning of the Great Depression…(read full article)

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