$20 million, 590,000 pounds, 4 countries: Ginseng in Marathon County, by the numbers

As Published in the Wausau Daily Hearld September 13, 2017

WAUSAU – Ginseng is a very important plant in Marathon County. Not only will it draw hundreds of people to Wausau and surrounding areas this weekend with the inaugural International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival, but it also draws millions of dollars into the Marathon County economy each year, thanks to a number of growers throughout rural areas. (read full article)


The famous Fromm Fur Farm

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)