Above: The original Milwaukee Road train station was used as a logo for Wausau Insurance companies starting in 1954. Photo licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic.
Wausau, Wisconsin - Wausau is the county seat of Marathon County. The Wisconsin River divides the city into east and west.
The Wisconsin River first drew European-American settlers to the area during the mid-19th century as they migrated west into the Great Lakes region following construction of the Erie Canal in New York State. Ginseng cultivation began in the late 1800's at the turn of the 20th century in Marathon County by the Fromm Brothers in Hamburg, Wisconsin just 20 miles northwest of Wausau. the Fromm Brothers Fur and Ginseng Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
The "Ginseng Capital" of the World
Wisconsin is the leading producer of ginseng in the U.S. and makes more than 10% of the world's supply. Highly prized in Asia, ninety-five percent of the U.S. ginseng crop is grown in central Wisconsin, where it commands a premium price, and contributes $20 million a year to the local economy.
International Ginseng Festival
For more information on Wausau, Wisconsin, visit Wikipedia.
Or, visit the Wausau Central Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: www.visitwausau.com.
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Above: Wausau, Wisconsin. Coordinates: 44°57′N 89°38′W
Above: Wild Ginseng (American Ginseng): Panax quinquefolius
Ginseng Growers Association of America
Ginseng Board of Wisconsin
Above: A Frank Loydd Wright designed home in Wausau's Andrew Warren Historic District. Photo licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic.
Above: The Grand Theater in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin built in 1927. Photo licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported:Bobak.
Above: A brief glimpse of summer life in Wausau, Wisconsin.